JUDr Peter Vrábel KC > LEGATE, s.r.o > Bratislava, Slovakia > Lawyer Profile

LEGATE, s.r.o

Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions; Commercial law; Corporate; Energy & Projects; Litigation and ADR; Public procurement; Transport


Managing Partner:

Practice head and firm managing partner Peter Vrábel is a counsel in charge.

Peter as skilful litigator benefits from his former experience at premium international law firm Squire Patton Boggs. His previous experience in Slovak anti-monopoly offices means that he has extensive contacts with regulatory bodies, which prove especially helpful in merger filings.

The close cooperation with AVENIAS tax advisors (former KPMG tax counsels) and other specialists and professionals (technicians; experts/appraisers; accountants) proves that Peter provides more than a regular legal service but complex counselling preventing any formation of side issues linked with clients’ M&A matters (with respect to the acquisition projects) such as proper legal and tax shields.

Peter is leading partner with respect to ongoing commercial, corporate and M&A field assignments arisen by clients proved by his membership within Globalaw M&A desk.

Moreover, Peter utilizes his legal and commercial experience as stabile and long-time arbitrator before Arbitration court of the Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry.


Managing partner at LEGATE, law firm                                                           2003 – until now

Legal counsel at leading refinery and petrochemical player          2001 – 2002

Associate at Squire Patton Boggs                                                                      2000


Slovak; Czech; English; Russian; German


Slovak Bar Association

Broker Licence (granted by Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic)

Mediator Licence (granted by Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic)

Bankruptcy and restructuring trustee licence  (granted by Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic)

Public procurement Licence (granted by Ministry of Public Procurement of the Slovak Republic)

Arbitrator (at Arbitration Court of Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry)


Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Law

Lawyer Rankings

Slovakia > Commercial, corporate and M&A

LEGATE, s.r.o’s corporate practice provides clients with a comprehensive M&A offering on both the buy and sell side by incorporating the firm’s strong financial and tax advisory services. Industries of note for the team include energy, real estate, transport, infrastructure, IT, and agriculture. The group regularly advises international and domestic clients on inbound and outbound investments, respectively. ‘Exceptional’ managing partner Peter Vrábel jointly leads the practice alongside energy law expert Miroslav Dudlák.

Slovakia > Projects and energy

LEGATE, s.r.o has a strong focus on the energy sector and assists a broad range of clients, including global and pan-European oil and gas companies, as well as public entities. The ‘excellent‘ team has particular strengths in downstream matters, and is active in domestic and cross-border oil, gas, and power projects; additionally, the practice also supports clients on greenfield and brownfield projects. ‘Exceptional‘ managing partner Peter Vrábel jointly leads the department alongside energy and regulation expert Miroslav Dudlák, who also undertakes related corporate and commercial matters, and Alena Pláňavská, who has substantial expertise drafting FIDIC, EPC, DBOF, and BOOT contracts.

Slovakia > Real estate and construction

LEGATE, s.r.o’s real estate team has a broad-ranging practice which spans advice on amendments, residential zoning plans, pre-acquisition due diligence assessments, financing, and permits. It is active in supporting international clients with inbound investments. Brownfield industrial projects are also a strong part of the practice’s offering – especially in the energy and natural resources sectors – as well as greenfield residential project development matters and agricultural projects. The ‘outstanding’ managing partner Peter Vrábel jointly chairs the department alongside Alena Pláňavská and Lucia Staroňová.

Slovakia > Dispute resolution

LEGATE, s.r.o ‘is highly focused on dispute resolution’ and has broad-ranging experience in arbitrations, having represented clients in the LCIA, the VIAC, the Arbitration Courts in Prague and Paris, and the Court of Arbitration of the Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It also has expertise representing clients in disputes regarding construction claims, shareholder disagreements, contentious mandates regarding administrative work, and commercial cases. Managing partner Peter VrábelMiroslav Dudlák, and Michal Mistrík jointly lead the practice. Norbert Havrila is also a key team member.