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SOD Signs Legal Consultancy Agreement for Aerodrom Sale

Ljubljana, 06 February (STA) - The state-run SOD fund has chosen the Slovenian branch of international Schnönherr law firm as advisor in the sale of airport operator Aerodrom Ljubljana, which is slated for privatisation, the fund said in a press release on Thursday.

The consultancy contract was signed on Wednesday, the press release said, adding that "respected Slovenian law firms" were invited to apply for the job.

The law firms that responded to the invitation were required to guarantee the participation of an international partner, the press release said.

Schönherr was one of four firms that responded to the invitation and was chosen upon examination of bids and negotiations on the vital parts of the consultancy contract.

The operator of the Ljubljana airport was slated for privatisation alongside 14 other companies in 2013. The state holds a 65% stake in the company. However, two other owners also signed up for the sale, increasing the combined stake on sale to 75%.

Aerodrom Ljubljana CEO Zmago Skobir told the STA in a recent interview that the company could be sold already this summer. Several foreign investors reportedly expressed interest in the operator of Slovenia's biggest airport.

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