Dispute resolution in Slovakia

Allen & Overy Bratislava, s.r.o.

At Allen & Overy Bratislava, s.r.o.Martin Magál represented Sotheby’s London in a dispute relating to the export of a rediscovered bust of Pope Paul V by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Counsel Lucia Raimanová and senior associates Juraj Gyárfáš and Peter Stastny are also key figures.

Dentons

At Dentons, counsel Daniel Lipšic, who is experienced in criminal defence work, and Peter Kubina lead the team. Kubina represented OHL ŽS in a dispute against Váhostav – SK and Slovak National Motorway Company (Národná diaľničná spoločnost) regarding the construction of the Dubova to Ivachnova section of the D1 Motorway in Slovakia. Counsel Martin Mendel and senior associate Miroslava Ješíková are also recommended.

Paul Q Law Firm

Paul Q Law Firm stands out for its media disputes focus and News and Media Holding is a key client. The ‘brilliant’ Tomáš Kamenec and Jiří Budinský are recommended, as is senior associate Tomáš Langer.

Cechová & Partners

Čechová & Partners handles litigation and arbitration cases and has experience across a range of commercial and real estate disputes as well as damages claims. Katarína Čechová, who is particularly experienced in arbitration, heads the team.

Barger Prekop s.r.o.

Barger Prekop s.r.o. is commended for its ‘quality service’ across litigation and arbitration cases. Roman Prekop, who specialises in arbitration and energy sector disputes, of counsel Anthony Hernandez, Monika Simorova and Peter Suba, who handles aviation disputes, are key names.

Kinstellar

At Kinstellar, team head Roman Oleksik is representing First Farms in several disputes relating to land usage and ownership rights. Counsel Viliam Myšička is also a key figure.

LEGATE, s.r.o

LEGATE, s.r.o's team has 'a full understanding of the client’s needs’ and handles complex litigation and arbitration. ‘Highly respected litigatorPeter Vrabel is 'a very efficient, attentive and client-oriented lawyer’. Dušan Bartek and 'skilled' senior associate Michal Mistrík are also noted.

RELEVANS Law Firm

The ‘business-oriented and flexible’ team of ‘litigation specialists’ at RELEVANS Law Firm represents domestic clients in high-profile disputes. Managing partner Alexander Kadela is ‘effective, pragmatic and experienced’ and Tomáš Bardelčík, who heads the litigation department, is ‘highly skilled’.  The group is acting for Slovak investors, ADS Property and Carlton Property in several high-profile disputes regarding the ownership of the Hotel Carlton in Bratislava.

Ružička & Partners s.r.o.

Ružička & Partners s.r.o. represents Slovnaft in several real estate-related disputes. Katarína Kováčová and Šarlota Štosová, who heads the team, are recommended.

Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o.

Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o.'s team is part of a wider cross-office group that is representing the Republic of Croatia in ICSID proceedings under the Energy Charter Treaty against MOL. Tatiana Prokopová leads the department.

Taylor Wessing Slovakia

Taylor Wessing Slovakia is commended for its ability to 'think outside the box' and the team is representing MH Manažment in a dispute against its former lawyer. Arbitration expert Andrej Leontiev leads the team and Radovan Pala excels in corporate and commercial disputes.

Škubla & Partneri s.r.o.

At Škubla & Partneri s.r.o.Martin Fábry is representing PPC Energy in a dispute against the Slovak Republic. Andrej Schwarz, Dušan Ďurík and Martin Škubla are also recommended.

Glatzová & Co., s. r. o.

Glatzová & Co., s. r. o. often works in close co-operation with its Prague office to handle corporate, commercial and competition disputes. Jiří Sixta and managing associate Veronika Pázmányová lead the department.

Noerr

At Noerr, senior associate Martin Ťupek, who is acting for Volkswagen Slovakia in a range of disputes, heads the team.

PETERKA & PARTNERS

PETERKA & PARTNERS is commended for its ‘precise preparation’ and it often acts for clients in cross-border corporate, employment, commercial and tax disputes. Andrea Butasova and Jan Makara lead the team. Senior associate Lubomir Lesko is also noted.

Poláček & Partners

Pavol Poláček leads the litigation and arbitration team at Polácek & Partners, which is experienced in energy-sector disputes. The group also represented Nation's Memory Institute in a highly-publicised dispute with Czech billionaire and Prime Minister Andrej Babiš.

Wolf Theiss

At Wolf Theiss, counsel Katarina Bielikova, who leads the team, is representing the Polish State Treasury in a dispute with construction company Doprastav.