NINA KRANJEC, LL.M

co-founder

PETER MERC, ph.D.

co-founder

“I have always felt passionate about law, entrepreneurship and innovations. I have learned so far that the most expensive thing in life is a missed opportunity. Therefore, I rather say yes than no, I rather try than regret and I rather create than follow. Routine is not for me and nothing motivates me more than a good legal challenges. I feel very passionate about what I do and very grateful that I have the opportunity to work with people who inspire me, motivate me and lift me higher.”

LEGAL SERVICE

contract law, privacy law, information technology law, intellectual property law, commercial law

 

EDUCATION

  • LL.M. in Banking and Finance, Queen Mary University of London, 2011-2012
  • Bar Exam, Slovenia Bar Association, 2011
  • Law School of University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana/Slovenia (Uni. dipl. iur. - cum laude 2009)

 

WORKING EXPERIENCE

  • Outfit7 Limited (Ekipa2 d.o.o. subsidiary) –Legal Counsel (2013-2016)
  • Čeferin Law Firm, Associate (2009-2011)
  • Higher Court of Ljubljana, Trainee, Ljubljana/Slovenia (2010)

 

HONOURS & AWARDS

  • Awarder Parus Scholarship for postgraduate studies based on professional references and academic achievements, 2011

  • Bank of Slovenia Award for exceptional graduate Thesis, 2009
  • 
Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, Academic Honour for exceptional achievements, 2008

  • European Union Regional Friedrich Born Moot Court Competition in humanitarian law, Second Place, 2007

 

LANGUAGES

Slovenian, English, Croatian, Spanish (basic) 

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • Relation between bank legislation and performance of Slovenian Banking sector, Slovenian Bank Journal, 2009
  • Bad bank, good solution? Journal for Legal Issues, Slovenia, 2009

  • Culprit from Basel – looking back on Basel II and preparing for Basel III, Journal for Legal Issues, 2010
  • Validity and use of framework contracts in bank transactions, Journal for Legal Issues, Slovenia, 2010
  • Legal challenges for Start-ups, Journal for Legal Issues, Slovenia, 2015


“I would describe myself as a person, who gets hardly excited over something. But in case I do then excitement quickly turns into long hours of thinking, in-depth study, searching for best possible person to talk to and especially searching for the way how to implement idea into practice. Excitement over startups and everything that startup ecosystem offers resulted in creating Lemur Legal.


In startup world every day is its own story. Sometimes we steadily build and the next day everything collapses and starts from the beginning. Creativity, work under pressure, entrepreneurial IQ, empathy… these are the premises for working with entrepreneurs and investors. And all these I find when working for Lemur Legal.


The most important added value of Lemur Legal are the clients. Each with their own business idea and with additional dozens of supportive ideas on how to find the shortest path from the startup to unicorn. It is a great pleasure for me to see our clients growing with Lemurs and how Lemurs are growing with them. It is our clients to blame for my excitement over sharing economy, blockchain and digital transformation in general. I study, I think and I work. To the environment where I grew as an entrepreneur and as a person who enjoys his life, I want to return as much knowledge and experiences I gained, as it gets. “Carpe diem” is my life motto and will remain my guideline for the future.


I wish Lemur Legal will become one of the pillars in Slovenian startup environment and an important messenger and bearer of digital transformation in our nation. Slovenia as a green reference country in digital Europe – Lemurs are already green (in the logo) and we are getting more and more digital.”

LEGAL SERVICE

corporate, contracts, finance, banking, intellectual property

 

EDUCATION

  • COTRUGLI Business School, Zagreb/Croatia: Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) – 2015 - 2017
  • Law School of University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana/Slovenia: Doctor of Laws (Ph.D.,banking & corporate law) - cum laude, 2015
  • Law School of University of Maribor, Maribor/Slovenia: Master of Laws (LL.M, banking & corporate law) - cum laude, 2012
  • Law School of University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana/Slovenia: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B., criminal corporate law) - cum laude, 2008

 

WORKING EXPERIENCE

  • Hypo Alpe-Adria- Bank d.d., Compliance Department, Ljubljana/Slovenia (2014 –2015)
  • Nova Ljubljanska banka d.d., Compliance Department, Ljubljana/Slovenia (2013–2014)
  • Municipality of Ljubljana, Committee for Finance, member, Ljubljana/Slovenia (2010 – 2014)
  • Nova Ljubljanska banka d.d., Treasury & Financial Institutions, Ljubljana/Slovenia(2008 – 2013)

 

CERTIFICATES

  • Agent for trademarks and designs
  • Certificates for members of the supervisory boards

 

HONOURS & AWARDS

  • American Chamber of Commerce: AmCham Top Potential of the Year 2015, TOP 5 position 
  • University of Ljubljana: Faculty award for the best thesis (Magna cum laude)

 

PANELIST / LECTURER

  • American Chamber of Commerce: AmCham Focus March 2016, Chair of the
  • Panel Slovenian Lawyers’s Days 2013, Chair of the Panel
  • Slovenian Stock Exchange Members’ Association, lecturer, 2014 & 2015
  • Slovenian Stock Exchange Members’ Association, lecturer, 2014 & 2015
  • Law Faculty in Ljubljana, guest lecturer (banking law), 2013, 2014 & 2015

 

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Ministry for Foreign Affairs: Young Bled Strategic Forum 2015, member
  • American Chamber of Commerce: Young Leaders Club, member
  • American Chamber of Commerce: AmCham Young Professionals, 5 th generation

 

LANGUAGES

Slovenian, English, Croatian

 

PUBLICATIONS

More than 40 publications in Slovenian legal and banking journals.

  • Crowdfunding as an alternative to banking lending, Banking Journal, year 65, No. 6, 10. June 2016.
  • Legal challenges for start-ups, Legal Practice, year 64, št.42-43, 5. November 2015.
  • Data storage and audit trail, Legal Practice, year 64, No. 41, 23. October 2015.
  • Weakened or enforced banking secrecy?, Legal Practice, year 64, No. 31-32, 20. August 2015.
  • The changing role of Bank Asset Management Company, Legal Practice, year 64, No. 19, 14. May 2015.
  • Financial markets’ fraud prevention system, Banking Journal, year 64, No. 3, 10. March 2015.