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Mr. Filip Ruben

Email: filip.ruben@menslegis.com.mk

Mr. Filip Ruben is a Senior Partner in MENS LEGIS with Bar Exam and representative for protection of industrial property rights.

He joined MENS LEGIS in January 2008. In his years at MENS LEGIS he has acquired extensive experience in diverse legal areas. His primary field of expertise includes counseling on foreign investments, mergers& acquisitions, mining, concessions, corporate governance, competition, investment structures, labor relations, real estate matters.

Other activities include preparation of Legal Due Diligences and Legal Opinions, advising on investment agreements, corporate and ownership changes, Joint-Venture agreements, Public-Private Partnerships, competition and antitrust procedures and many other legal and consultancy activities.

Mr. Ruben continuously contributes to the projects of World Bank in regard to the legislation in the country.

Long term legal advisor of the telecommunications company Telekom Slovenije for their businesses in the country. Complete legal services provided to Telekom Slovenije including legal due diligence, merger procedure, as well as the closing procedure between the Macedonian telecommunications operators ONE and VIP, which formed the second largest telecommunications operator in Macedonia. He also provided the complete legal support and advising to Telekom Slovenije in the entire process and procedure for exercising the exit call option.

Legal advisor of a foreign freight forwarding company that is expanding its operations in the region as well as in North Macedonia. Mr. Ruben supports and advises the client in all aspects of entering and establishing on the North Macedonian market in terms of project implementation, including, but not limited to: company foundation, finance, direct investments, options for financing the business, etc. Advises the client on all complex procedures for obtaining the necessary licenses and approvals for conducting the activity, in order to avoid any obstacles and make sure the process of licensing is conducted in a flawless manner and without delays.

Complete legal support in the successfully finished project connected to the automobile industry i.e. conducting of legal due diligence and acquisition of the factory ARC Macedonia specialized in production of airbag inflators. He has participated in many projects conducted in the Technological Industrial Development Zones.

As part of the Mens Legis team over the years he has successfully provided his expertise and services to many other clients from different industries, such as EBRD, Deutsche Bank, SIEMENS, FIAT Group – Italy, CHRYSLER LLC, Draexlmaier, Bombardier – Canada, Gazit Globe Israel, AVUS worldwide claims service, Hongte PR China, TRAFITALIA SRL- Italy, Colmobil Corporation – Israel, TRIGLAV – Slovenia, Berkshire International Investments, Atlas Copco- Czech Republic, MP Asset Management INC- Slovenia, and many others.

Mr. Ruben is fluent in English, Serbian and Croatian.