The Legal 500 Green Guide: EMEA 2023

GREEN GUIDE EMEA 2023: Slovakia

HAVEL & PARTNERS s.r.o., attorneys at law

In Slovakia, HAVEL & PARTNERS s.r.o., attorneys at law’s dedicated ESG team provides demonstrable expertise in the transition to a circular economy, alongside valuable thought leadership on green topics including ESG reporting. Committed to implementing and reporting its sustainability initiatives, the firm became the first in Slovakia to join the UN Global Compact, and, in 2022, received a silver medal from ESG ratings agency EcoVadis.

The firm has wide experience assisting clients with pioneering solutions for the reduction of plastic waste. In an ongoing matter, the firm is providing Správca zálohového systému with comprehensive legal support in the establishment and implementation of the multi-billion-euro deposit return scheme for beverage packaging in Slovakia. The client, commissioned by the Ministry of the Environment, is the sole administrator of the scheme in Slovakia.

The firm has also been actively advising on the development of alternative, sustainable packaging materials; a client in this space is PANARA, which specialises in the research, development, and production of fully biological and biodegradable plastics, regarding an investment made by circular economy-focused packaging specialist ALPLA Group.