Who we are
Dr. Tina Drolec Sladojević
Dr. Tina Drolec Sladojević is the founder of Drolec Sladojević Law Firm. Setting up her own law firm was a culmination of her ten-year work experience in the Netherlands and five years of working in Slovenia, first at the Court of Appeals of Ljubljana, and more recently at the Law Firm Ulčar & partners, where she gained broad experience in a wide spectrum of legal areas. Dr. Drolec Sladojević specializes in the area of corporate law and civil law, offering legal services before courts and other institutions in the fields of contract law, labour law, torts, property law, family law, and consumer protection law.
Dr. Drolec Sladojević earned her LLB from the Law Faculty of the University in Ljubljana in 2002. In 2003, she gained an LLM in EU Law at the University of Amsterdam (Universiteit van Amsterdam). Following her masters' studies, she worked as Legal Researcher at T.M.C. Asser Institute for European and International Law in The Hague (The Netherlands). Between 2005-2011 she worked as Legal Associate and Consultant at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague. In 2011, she returned to Slovenia to work for the Court of Appeals of Ljubljana. She was admitted to the Bar in Slovenia in 2012. Between 2013 and 2017 she worked at the Law Firm Ulčar & Partners, servicing corporate clients as well as natural persons, thereby additionally expanding her expert knowledge and practical experience.
In May 2017, she earned her PhD degree in International Law from the Law Faculty of the University of Ljubljana.
Marko Sladojević, drs.
Marko Sladojević is currently Head of the Human Rights, Data Protection and Media Law department at Drolec Sladojević Law Firm. He studied law at the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade (Serbia) and at the Faculty of Law, University of Leiden (The Netherlands), where he gained a doctorandus degree in 2004 in European and International Law. Marko started his career as a trainee at Law firm ‘De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek’ in The Hague (The Netherlands), where he specialized in EU Competition Law and State Aid Law. Between 2004 and 2016, he was involved at both trial and appellate levels in several war crimes cases before the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, including high-profile cases against state and military leaders.
Marko has published two monographs on the work of the International Criminal Tribunals and on the law of the European Convention on Human Rights. Since 2015, he has been advising public and private organisations on various project development and project management solutions, as well as assisting legal entities applying for domestic, EU and other international funds. He is Co-founder and President of the Regional Legal Network, an NGO comprising legal experts of the former Yugoslavia working on regional projects aimed at improving the legal systems and professional capacity of the South-Eastern European countries.
Helena Tošić, LLM
Helena Tošić specializes in European, Corporate and Public Law. She graduated from the Law Faculty of the University of Ljubljana in 2003, and earned her LLM degree in International and European Law from Humboldt University in Berlin, in 2004. Helena started her legal career in 2003 as Legal and Tax Advisor at Deloitte Ltd in Ljubljana. During her time with Deloitte, she gained experience in Tax Law and Corporate Law. In 2005, she went on to conduct a Traineeship with the European Commission in Brussels, gaining further knowledge and practical experience in European Law. Between 2005 and 2011, Mrs. Tošić worked as Case Manager at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague. She concluded her Hague experience working as Case Manager at the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon (2011-2012).
Between 2006 and 2012, Helena also concluded the education programme in anglo-saxon legal system (Graduate Diploma in Law, GDL and Bar Professional Training Course, BPTC). She is admitted to Bar in England and Wales. She performed her pupillage at Monckton Chambers in London, specializing particularly in European and Public Law. At Monckton, Helena consulted various governmental entities and other public entities, as well as large corporations. Since 2013, she is a Lecturer at the BPP University in London.
Vida Granda Bratož
Vida Granda Bratož graduated from Ljubljana Law Faculty in 2003. After her studies, she started working at the pharmaceutical company KRKA, d.d., Slovenia. In 2004 she was appointed as in-house lawyer at Krka’s office in Warszaw, Krka-Polska, where she worked for the next 12 years in the following areas: pharmaceutical marketing, employment law, corporate law, data protection and compliance. Vida drafted complex internal rules regulating marketing activities of the company, taking into account the demanding, highly-regulated legal framework and the ambitious business goals, while assuring minimization of legal risks. This included the preparation of legal evaluations of commercial and promotional material, internal training for over 500 employees in the field of pharmaceutical regulation for experts, project managers and leadership, as well as the setting-up of the holistic approach to marketing and sales.
Vida also drafted analyses and legal opinions in the area of optimal market performance, personal data protection documentation, and monitored the entire legal documentation of the company. She participated in negotiations with numerous service providers, suppliers, and marketing agencies. Vida conducted administrative procedures before the medicines agency, competition protection agency, etc. In June 2017, she was appointed Vice-President of the Polish-Slovenian Business Club Tiglav-Rysy, which aims at encouraging business ties between Polish and Slovenian companies, and assisting Polish and Slovenian companies with access to Slovenian and Polish markets, respectively.
Dr. Dominika Švarc Pipan
Cooperation suspended during her term of office as the State Secretary in the Ministry of Justice.
Dr. Dominika Švarc Pipan specializes in public international law and policy in the fields of international dispute-settlement, commercial and investment arbitration, international humanitarian and human rights law, international criminal law, counter-terrorism, and peace operations. She is currently Vice-President for Planning and Development at the Adriatic Council in Ljubljana, Senior Consultant at Adriatic Business Solutions, Fellow Instructor at the NATO Center of Excellence – Defence Against Terrorism in Ankara, Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Stockholm Institute for Security and Development Policy, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the American University in BiH. She is also a member of the Regional Legal Network seated in Belgrade and Accredited Expert at the European Center for Dispute Resolution in Ljubljana.
Previously, dr. Švarc Pipan worked as Legal Officer at the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICTY and Assistant Appeals Counsel at the Office of the Prosecutor of the UN Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (2014-2016). Between 2010 and 2014, she served as Associate Legal Officer at the International Court of Justice.
Dr. Švarc Pipan works also in international commercial and investment arbitration cases and regularly provides independent legal advice, training and technical assistance in her fields of expertise to governments, military forces, inter-governmental organizations, NGOs and corporate clients. She has presented at numerous academic conferences and has published widely in the field of public international law and international relations.
Dr. Švarc Pipan graduated with an LLB from University of Ljubljana in 2003. She obtained an LLM in Public International Law at the London School of Economics in 2005 and concluded an MSc at the University in Ljubljana in 2006. In 2011, she earned her PhD degree from University of Ljubljana in the field of international law of armed conflicts.