Aleksander Bakic

Partner

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Aleksander Bakic delivers precise and to-the-point advice to European and emerging markets private fund sponsors, as well as to investors in private equity, real estate, credit and infrastructure funds, including institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds, international organizations, fund of funds, pension funds, and family offices in primary and secondary transactions. His primary asset focus is on European mid-market and African buy-outs, including growth and venture strategies.

Aleksander understands that knowing the market and the changing regulatory landscape is the starting point in helping his clients. To the maximum extent possible, he also provides a single point of access in order to streamline structured and complex transactions spanning across multiple jurisdictions. He also offers tailored solutions by incorporating the specifics of his clients’ businesses, needs and growth drivers.

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Corporate & Government Experience

In-House Counsel

  • Bank of Slovenia (2006-2007)

Languages

  • Slovene
  • Italian
  • Serbo-Croatian

Honors & Awards

  • Private Equity Team of the Year, Legal Business Awards (2013) 
  • Client Choice Award 2012 - UK Corporate Tax, International Law Office (2012) 
  • 1st overall for international firms and for percentage of Ethnic Minority Partners, 7th Annual Diversity League Table (2012) 
  • Law Firm (fund formation) of the Year in Asia, Private Equity International Awards (2010-2012) 
  • European Secondaries Deal of the Year & Asian Secondaries Deal of the Year, Private Equity International (2012)

Admissions

  • Solicitor, Supreme Court of England & Wales
  • Constitutional Court of Slovenia (non-practicing)

Education

  • University of Ljubljana, Bachelor of Laws, LL.B., 2004
  • London School of Economics, Master of Law, LL.M., 2006

Professional Activities

Member

  • Slovenian Bar Association (2008 - present)
  • Advising Helios on the raising of their third flagship pan-African fund, which closed at its US$1.1 billion cap, making it the largest Africa-focused PE fund raised to date 
  • Advising DPI on the raising of their second flagship pan-African fund 
  • Advising Coller Capital on a structured secondary acquisition of a portfolio of interests invested in more than a hundred underlying funds with a deferred consideration element and a linked sale offer to third party investors
  • Advising Coller Capital on the secondary acquisition of a portfolio of captive and non-captive funds from Banca MPS, coupled with a team spin-out 
  • Advising Livingbridge in relation to their internal restructuring for AIFMD purposes