SOUKENÍK – ŠTRPKA, s. r. o. > Bratislava, Slovakia > Firm Profile

SOUKENÍK – ŠTRPKA, s. r. o.
ŠOLTÉSOVEJ 14
SK-811 08 BRATISLAVA
Slovakia

Slovakia > Projects and energy Tier 2

Slovakia > Dispute resolution Tier 3

SOUKENÍK – ŠTRPKA, s. r. o. is ‘one of the major players in the Slovak legal services market, based on their results, experience and reputation’. The team's experience spans a wide range of matters, such as breach of warrranty claims, shareholder disputes and product liability/recall claims. It is also increasingly active in international construction arbitration cases. Elsewhere, the firm provides support on debt collection matters. David Soukeník jointly leads the team with Peter Štrpka, who acts for clients in a range of contentious and non-contentious matters, particularly those arising from the energy and construction sectors.

Practice head(s):

David Soukeník; Peter Štrpka

Other key lawyers:

Mojmír Širila; Ivan Uhlár

Testimonials

‘I consider the law firm SOUKENÍK-ŠTRPKA to be one of the major players in Slovak legal services market based on their results, experience and reputation.’

‘SOUKENÍK-ŠTRPKA helped us in solving our legal issues like no law firm has ever done before.’

‘I consider David Soukeník to be a key partner in relation to debt collection issues. I highly recommend him for his deep knowledge of legal as well as practical issues of debt collection stemming from his extensive experience in this field. What I appreciate most is David´s professionalism, detail-oriented attitude and attentiveness to all our needs. Furthermore, I would also like to emphasize the qualities of associates Mojmír Širila and Ivan Uhlár, since I usually work with them in our matters. Both of them are young and talented associates with professional attitude and diligent approach.’

‘Personal advice and legal analysis are provided in a highly professional manner, with concise language and to the satisfaction of the client.’

Key clients

VODOHOSPODÁRSKA VÝSTAVBA, ŠTÁTNY PODNIK

Ministry of Transport of the Slovak republic

Health Care Surveillance Authority

Ministry of Environment of the Slovak republic

National Motorway Company

BILLA s.r.o.

Railways of the Slovak Republic

NOVY SANAT HOLDING s.r.o.

SPP – distribúcia, a. s.

ČSOB Leasing, a.s.

AXA Group

BNP PARIBAS PERSONAL FINANCE SA

Roman Catholic Diocese of Banská Bystrica

BRING TRUCKING a.s.

LENAWER, s. r. o.

Ing. Lorinc, Lorincová

BUČINA ZVOLEN, a.s.

RAJO a.s.

365.bank, a.s.

Nitra, town

ARVAL SLOVAKIA, s.r.o.

Bratislava Self-governing Region

KÚPELE LÚČKY, a.s.

Marius Pedersen, a.s.

Železničná spoločnosť Cargo Slovakia, a.s.

BL Development, s. r. o.

REAL PRIM, s.r.o.

DENNON s. r. o.

EASIT s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Representing VODOHOSPODÁRSKA VÝSTAVBA, ŠTÁTNY PODNIK, one of the largest guarantors and investors in construction of hydraulic structures in Slovakia in numerous cases against the biggest electricity provider in Slovakia (Slovenské elektrárne, a. s.).
  • Co-represents Ministry of Transport of the Slovak Republic against the Concessionaire and EPC Contractor in the international arbitration pursuant to the ICC Rules.

Slovakia > Employment Tier 3

SOUKENÍK – ŠTRPKA, s. r. o.'s team, which handles a mix of contentious and non-contentious employment work, has ‘comprehensive knowledge of the legal development and employment problems of large employers, but also the smallest employers and self-employed persons’. The firm has expertise, and has published articles, about impact of COVID-19 on employment relations and possible solutions. Elsewhere, the group assists clients with matters such as collective bargaining, the optimisation of internal employment directives, the preparation of employment contracts and the termination of employment relationships. Milan Gocník co-heads the team with Andrej Guba.

Practice head(s):

Milan Gocník; Andrej Guba

Other key lawyers:

Peter Štrpka; David Soukeník; Marek Benko; Miloš Gáfrik

Testimonials

‘In the field of labour law, the firm has comprehensive knowledge of the legal development and employment problems of large employers, but also the smallest employers and self-employed persons. The fact that it also represents employees also allows you to look at labor law relationships also from the perspective of the employee.’

‘SOUKENIK – ŠTRPKA is fully capable of providing legal services via telephone calls, e-mail or via personal meetings at the highest possible level. In our opinion, law firm SOUKENÍK – ŠTRPKA, s. r. o. seeks to regularly innovate and improve its services.’

‘We really appreciate the cooperation with partners of the law firm Mr. Peter Štrpka, Mr. David Soukeník and Mr. Marek Benko, with which we deal strategic projects and important legal decisions, especially for their broad legal outlook and complex legal thinking, including the legal but often also the business side of things. In the field of labour law, we also work with the following lawyers: – Andrej Guba, lawyer, – Miloš Gáfrik, lawyer. For the persons described above, we value their vast practical experience.’

‘Personal advice and legal analysis are provided in a highly professional manner, with concise language and to the satisfaction of the client. Based on our over 10 year cooperation, we can confirm that SOUKENÍK – ŠTRPKA consistently maintains high standards of provided legal services.’

‘Always available for working on our problems, even improved in Covid time. Started to use remote online communication tools and coordinated different experts insights by our contact person.’

‘Always available, fast response, honest and open approach to risks evaluation.’

Key clients

VODOHOSPODÁRSKA VÝSTAVBA, ŠTÁTNY PODNIK

RAJO a.s.

BILLA s.r.o.

Železničná spoločnosť Cargo Slovakia, a.s.

Slovenská elektrizačná a prenosová sústava, a.s.

OKTE, a.s.

365.bank, a.s.

Nitra, town

Dudince, town

Respect Slovakia, s.r.o.

PREMIUM Insurance Company Limited, pobočka poisťovne z iného členského štátu

JONCKERS TRANSLATION & ENGINEERING s.r.o.

O.F., spol. s r.o.

O.F. MILL, spol. s r.o.

ALO diamonds Avion Bratislava, s. r. o.

ARVAL SLOVAKIA, s.r.o.

CESAM s.r.o.

Menton SK, spol. s r.o.

Ivanka pri Nitre, municipality

Hydro Extrusion Slovakia a.s.

Nemak Slovakia s.r.o.

ZF Active Safety Slovakia s.r.o.

TRACK CLAIM SLOVAKIA s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Representing VODOHOSPODÁRSKA VÝSTAVBA, ŠTÁTNY PODNIK in a labour law dispute regarding the determination of invalidity of the termination of the employment relationship and wage compensation.
  • Representing RAJO a.s. in a labour law dispute regarding the determination of invalidity of the termination of the employment relationship and wage compensation.
  • Representing Železničná spoločnosť Cargo Slovakia, a.s. in min. of two labour law disputes regarding the determination of the invalidity of the termination of the employment relationship and wage compensation.

Slovakia > Real estate and construction Tier 4

SOUKENÍK – ŠTRPKA, s. r. o. acts for clients on a range of development projects and contentious matters, including arbitrations, in the real estate and construction field. ‘Thanks to its large legal team’, the firm ‘swiftly provides quality legal service, even in cases where greater amount of tasks are assigned by the client’. David Soukeník co-heads the team with associate Jozef Nádaský, whose expertise includes development projects.

Practice head(s):

David Soukeník; Jozef Nádaský

Other key lawyers:

Lukáš Štefánik; Roman Oršula

Testimonials

‘SOUKENÍK – ŠTRPKA being one of the largest law firms can, thanks to its large legal team, swiftly provide quality legal service, even in cases where greater amount of tasks is assigned by the client. Personal advice and various legal analysis are provided in a highly professional manner, with concise language and to the satisfaction of the client. Based on our over 10 year cooperation we can confirm that SOUKENÍK – ŠTRPKA consistently maintains high standards of provided legal services.’

‘Discreteness, responsiveness, flexibility, commitment to work, high professionalism, proper working relationships, professional and pleasant appearance, accessibility of respective attorneys. Lukáš Štefánik and Roman Oršula are highly recommended.’

Key clients

Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic

National Motorway Company

HAUSBERG, s. r. o.

BL Development, s.r.o.

DELTA Trade ZH s.r.o.

Projekt T s. r. o.

consult s. r. o.

PROJEKT INVESTMENT s.r.o.

D.A.W., s. r. o.

VODOHOSPODÁRSKA VÝSTAVBA, ŠTÁTNY PODNIK

HIGH TATRAS TOWER s.r.o.

AGRO PARK VAŽEC, s.r.o.

Royal Brabest Capital, a.s.

HIGH TATRAS CHALET s.r.o.

STAVEKO-SK, a.s.

DENNON s. r. o.

CEHIP s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Co-represents Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic against the Concessionaire and EPC Contractor in an international arbitration pursuant to the ICC Rules.
  • Advising HAUSBERG, s. r. o. on development projects, issues regarding own funds of investors (initial contributions of shareholders, contributions to other capital funds, etc.), issues regarding change of financial structure of the company, issues related to obtaining of external financial sources necessary for project funding.
  • Advising DELTA Trade ZH s.r.o. on property issues related to an industrial park development.

Slovakia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

SOUKENÍK – ŠTRPKA, s. r. o. generates a varied flow of work from clients, including mandates concerning business acquisitions, public procurements, corporate governance and commercial law issues. Beyond providing legal advice, the firm is also able to offer in-house expertise in accounting and taxation. Igor Vranka and associate Galina Vlčková are among the names to note.

Practice head(s):

Igor Vranka; Galina Vlčková

Testimonials

‘Since the nature of our activities often requires speedy and time-sensitive legal perfomance, we highly appreciate the timely, orderly and efficient provision of legal services, which applies not only to drafting and reviewing contracts, but also to analysis, statements and meetings as well.’

‘I consider the law firm SOUKENÍK-ŠTRPKA to be one of the major players in Slovak legal services market based on their results, experience and reputation.’

‘Personal advice and legal analysis are provided in a highly professional manner, with concise language and to the satisfaction of the client.’

‘Discretion, responsiveness, flexibility, commitment to work and high professionalism, proper working relationships, professional and pleasant appearance, accessibility of respective attorneys.’

‘Core strengths: Exceptional communication across the board: fast, to the point and easily understandable for non lawyer folk, even with difficult to grasp topics and problems.’

Key clients

National Motorway Company

Železničná spoločnosť Cargo Slovakia, a.s.

Fond na podporu športu (Sport Promotion Fund)

Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic

VODOHOSPODÁRSKA VÝSTAVBA, ŠTÁTNY PODNIK

SPP – distribúcia, a. s.

ČSOB Leasing, a. s.

AXA Group

BILLA s.r.o.

GAMAalumínium s.r.o.

NOVY SANAT HOLDING s.r.o.

Z-Group bus a. s.

HAUSBERG, s. r. o.

EASIT s.r.o.

V-Teck k.s.

KV-Teck k.s.

REAL PRIM, s.r.o.

R – Consult, s.r.o.

DENNON s. r. o.

STAVEKO-SK, a.s.

TRACK CLAIM SLOVAKIA s.r.o.

PREMIUM Insurance Company Limited, pobočka poisťovne z iného členského štátu

Apep Development s. r. o.

BNP PARIBAS FINANCE SA

Wolt Slovensko s. r. o.

Work highlights

  • Advised National Motorway Company on public procurement of construction of motorway sections “D1 Lietavská Lúčka – Dubná Skala motorway section, including the Višňové tunnel” in total amount exceeding €260m.
  • Provided complex legal advice to Z-Group bus a. s. in relation to public procurements in the Slovak Republic.
  • Prepared various agreements for HAUSBERG, s. r. o. such as construction contract with the main contractor and purchase agreements in relation to flats and apartments within prestigious residential project in the city centre of Bratislava with total value exceeding €40m.

SOUKENÍK – ŠTRPKA law firm provides wide range of pro bono activities and conduct numerous CSR activities including the following:

  • supporting projects for protection and enhancement of health,
  • supporting development of sport, sport centres and sport clubs,
  • providing individual social support to people in need,
  • supporting protection of cultural heritage and traditions,
  • supporting education and youths,
  • improving the public areas,
  • supporting environment protection,
  • supporting various non-profit organisations (Society Úsmev ako dar, Collegium Anton Neuwirth, etc.)
  • cooperation with non-profit organisation Doma u kapucínov, n.o. (clients of the non-profit organisation are provided with pro bono legal services, especially in the area of social security, family law, civil law, criminal law etc.)
  • pro bono provision of legal services in relation to issues connected with ownership relations, compensation for damage to health, divorce settlements, regulation of rights and obligations to minor children, protection of children during divorce, claims arising from invalid termination of employment, etc.

COVID-19 webpage:

Having our moral obligation in mind to assist in mitigating the effects of coronavirus pandemics on economic and social situation we created a special team of experts in 2020. The team comprising of attorneys, legal experts, tax advisors and IT specialists, has been since providing professional help to citizens, business partners and clients. The volume of such help represents more than 1000 hours.

Help and advice has been provided in following areas:

  • legislation
  • professional articles
  • legal issues
  • human resources
  • economic and tax implications
  • insolvency

Monitoring of adopted COVID-19 measures in sectors related to clients’ activities

Analyzing COVID-19 measures adopted by state in relation to activities of the clients, regular updates of the applicable legal regime and notification of clients, provision of model documents reflecting on adopted COVID-19 measures (free of charge).

Civic associations:

More than 90,000 euros provided by our business partners were managed and redistributed among 30 CSR projects (with support of our law firm in comprehensive management of two civic associations, communication with partners and implementers of partial processes, preparation for project audit, etc.). Our law firm has been providing systematic assistance in relation to (at first glance) smaller projects, however affecting a large number of target entities in terms of the scope of assistance as well as the funding provided.

Attorneys help initiative

SOUKENÍK – ŠTRPKA law firm is a co-author of #advokatipomahaju (attorneys help) initiative which provides support to a number of projects improving life Slovak public hit by COVID-19. The initiative was created in cooperation with Slovak bar association in response to rising COVID-19 pandemics in spring 2020 and offers platform for attorneys and law firms wishing to help those affected by COVID-19.

Until today, the initiative attorneys help initiated or supported various projects including donations of masks and respirators to hospitals and medical personnel, donation of devices for medical personnel, donations to families in need, donation of food to elderly home, provision of free legal advice in relation to COVID-19 associated issues and many more.


CLIENT: Respect Slovakia
COMPANY/FIRM: Respect Slovakia
TESTIMONIAL: Dušan Guľáš, director
We have been working with the law firm SOUKENÍK – ŠTRPKA for more than 18 years in close cooperation on day to day basis. From our point of view, this firm can be characterized by a number of great qualities. Whether it is its constant proactive approach, its effort to find creative business solutions or its sense of understanding matters in a broader context – you can always count on these guys. Even after the years, the professionalism, loyalty, and enthusiasm with which they approach the solutions of our legal problems do not cease to amaze us.

Marek Benko, Miloš Gáfrik and Michal Cisarík are recommended.


CLIENT: BILLA s.r.o.
COMPANY/FIRM: BILLA s.r.o.
TESTIMONIAL: Radoslava Mračnová, lawyer
We are satisfied with provided services from SOUKENÍK-ŠTRPKA, especially in the area of food law, since knowledge of their associates is outstanding. Communication between us is always professional. On partner level, Mr. Milan Gocník, and associate, Ms. Monika Kormošová, have very kind and personal attitude and deep knowledge of respective legal matters.


CLIENT: BNP PARIBAS
COMPANY/FIRM: BNP PARIBAS
TESTIMONIAL: Martina Žilková, personal loan product specialist
To whom it may concern,
It is my privilege to recommend law office – SOUKENÍK – ŠTRPKA, s. r. o., located in Bratislava, Slovakia for consumer protection and consumer dispute issues.
Law office provided us with legal support in specific local banking issues – mainly in the areas of banking secrecy and GDPR, implementation of PSD2 and PAD directives into Slovak legislation and most recently, consumer protection issues and consumer disputes.
Consumer disputes and litigation is an area that law office consistently meets our expectations, having sufficient personnel resources in consumer disputes team, offering experience and insights into Slovak consumer protection case law and providing above-market-average IT solutions for dispute management.


CLIENT: EPH Group (ENERGETICKÝ A PRŮMYSLOVÝ HOLDING, a.s.)
COMPANY/FIRM: EPH Group (ENERGETICKÝ A PRŮMYSLOVÝ HOLDING, a.s.)
TESTIMONIAL: Marek Spurný, head of legal
Our experience as a client with the SŠ law firm has been only positive throughout our engagement with them.
There are result-oriented, highly competent law specialists within their team, with hands-on, deep-dive and responsive approach to their clients´ needs and interests.
Corporate law and regulatory (competition law, energy law) being the domains we are utilising most from them.
Milan Gocník is recommended.


CLIENT: PREMIUM INSURANCE COMPANY
COMPANY/FIRM: PREMIUM INSURANCE COMPANY
TESTIMONIAL: Mojmír Vedej director
We, as an insurance company with its headquarters located abroad within the EU, but having a sizeable operation in Slovakia, had been using the law firm Soukeník Štrpka for a number of years from the very beginning of the idea of establishment of the company, for both local and international services requirements. Given the ours ongoing excellent experience with their broad range of services, we are and will be maintaining our co-operation with these lawyers and consultants, which had proven to be very effective, supportive for us in number of instances, not particularly limited only to legal issues, but also regulatory, compliance, corporate governance and contractual consulting services and many more. Their unbelievable COMPLEXITY of services and high level of PROFESSIONALISM in details, very rarely co-exist together elsewhere, but they do with Soukenik Štrpka.


CLIENT: NEMAK
COMPANY/FIRM: NEMAK
TESTIMONIAL: Company Nemak Slovakia s.r.o. is part of international group Nemak and during our involvement in Slovak republic we have managed to build manufacturing company with approximately 140 million EUR revenue and total number of employees exceeding 1100. Since our company operates globally and our transactions are very complex, we have tried to find long-term qualified, loyal and accessible partner which would provide us with legal protection and prevention from potential legal threats. We have been successful in finding such a partner in law firm Soukeník-Štrpka s. r. o.


CLIENT: Stars & Friends agency
COMPANY/FIRM: Stars & Friends agency
TESTIMONIAL: Martina Nehézová, managing director
In Stars & Friends, we cooperate with the law firm SOUKENÍK-ŠTRPKA for more than 10 years. Our mutual cooperation has been always held on highly professional level.
The whole team of SOUKENÍK-ŠTRPKA law firm is consisted of highly qualified experts who helped us to resolve each of our requirements or problems which we have passed on them.
We have been using their services particularly in the area of commercial, sports and international law, however with their support we have been able to resolve a number of individual requirements from our clients who we represent as a sports agency. Together with SOUKENÍK-ŠTRPKA, we have set up our firm rules regarding GDPR and SOUKENÍK-ŠTRPKA is also our support and advisor for a long time in terms of legal and consultancy services of our subsidiaries which represent necessary part of Stars & Friends holding across the other states in the Europe.