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

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

Slovakia > Dispute resolution Tier 3

The sizeable team at SOUKENÍK – ŠTRPKA, s. r. o. is continuously instructed by an array of clients on a range of contentious matters, particularly international arbitration and debt collection. Practice heads David Soukeník and Peter Peter Štrpka lead the team which handles litigation for key operators in energy, retail, real estate, construction and insurance, and represents a number of Slovak government departments on cross-border matters and Vienna-based arbitrations. Clients benefit from the firm’s participation in the Lawyerex multilateral exchange programme and the recent implementation of a bespoke debt collection platform, refining its international foothold and key practice strengths.

Practice head(s):

David Soukeník; Peter Štrpka

Key clients

VODOHOSPODÁRSKA VÝSTAVBA, ŠTÁTNY PODNIK

Health care surveillance authority

Ministry of Environment of the Slovak republic

BILLA s. r. o.

Ministry of Transport of the Slovak Republic

National Motorway Company

REAL PRIM, s.r.o.

Železničná spoločnosť Cargo Slovakia, a.s.

SPP – distribúcia, a. s.

ČSOB Leasing, a. s.

AXA Group

BNP PARIBAS PERSONAL FINANCE SA

KONŠTRUKTA – Industry, akciová spoločnosť

R – Consult, s.r.o.

BL Development, s. r. o.

Slovakia > Employment Tier 3

The sizeable team at SOUKENÍK – ŠTRPKA, s. r. o. takes advantage of its firm footing in the local market, advising a range of domestic and international clients on employment disputes, terminations, compensation claims and ongoing labour mandates. The practice is particularly noted for its representation of various Slovak municipalities and self-governing regions. The Czech and Slovak-qualified Milan Gocník and Andrej Guba jointly lead the team.

Practice head(s):

Milan Gocník; Andrej Guba

Testimonials

‘We really appreciate the cooperation with the partners of Soukeník-Štrpka.’

Key clients

VODOHOSPODÁRSKA VÝSTAVBA, ŠTÁTNY PODNIK

RAJO a.s.

BILLA s.r.o.

Železničná spoločnosť Cargo Slovakia, a.s.

Slovenská elektrizačná prenosová sústava, a.s.

BNP PARIBAS PERSONAL FINANCE SA, pobočka zahraničnej banky

Poštová banka, a.s.

Respect Slovakia, s.r.o.

PREMIUM Insurance Company Limited, pobočka poisťovne z iného členského štátu

Mesto Nitra (Nitra city)

Mesto Dudince (Dudince city)

Letové prevádzkové služby Slovenskej republiky, štátny podnik

Slovak Institute of Metrology

JONCKERS TRANSLATION & ENGINEERING s.r.o.

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

ZF Active Safety Slovakia s.r.o.

Hydro Extrusion Slovakia a.s.

Nemak Slovakia s.r.o.

Slovakia > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 4

The sizeable team at SOUKENÍK – ŠTRPKA, s. r. o. has a particularly strong reputation in the insurance sector, and acts for a number of longstanding clients in the areas of banking and insurance in Slovakia. The firm's participation in the Lawyerex programme has bolstered its experience in international jurisdictions, a fact reflected in its increased focus on cross-border mandates. Practice heads Marek Benko and Milan Gocník are noted for their expertise in various segments of the insurance market, while Gocník has also taken the lead in high-value loan transactions in the energy and construction sectors. Senior associate Miloš Gáfrik is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Marek Benko; Milan Gocník

Other key lawyers:

Miloš Gáfrik

Testimonials

‘We are very satisfied with legal services provided by SOUKENÍK – ŠTRPKA, and I am especially satisfied with legal services provided by Jozef Nádaský’

‘The entire team is young, enthusiastic and ambitious about achieving their targets. I have worked with SOUKENÍK – ŠTRPKA for many years.’

‘I have had a great experience working with Marek Benko and Peter Štrpka.’

‘We enjoy a close working relationship with SOUKENÍK – ŠTRPKA and we really appreciate the cooperation with their partners.

SOUKENÍK – ŠTRPKA operates with high ethical values, and understands the needs of all parties in reaching an agreement.’

Key clients

Respect Slovakia, s.r.o.

PREMIUM Insurance Company Limited

Slovak Association of Insurance Intermediaries

The Association of Financial Agent and Advisers

KONŠTRUKTA – Industry, akciová spoločnosť

VODOHOSPODÁRSKA VÝSTAVBA, ŠTÁTNY PODNIK

Apep Development s. r. o.

ČSOB Leasing, a. s.

AXA Group

Slovakia > Real estate and construction Tier 4

The team at SOUKENÍK – ŠTRPKA, s. r. o. advises a number of Slovak commercial and municipal clients on mixed-use development projects and contentious matters including lease disputes, land use damages claims and construction arbitrations. David Soukeník and Jozef Nádaský are noted.

Practice head(s):

David Soukeník; Jozef Nádaský

Testimonials

‘Discretion, expertise and interest in the client.’

Key clients

VODOHOSPODÁRSKA VÝSTAVBA, ŠTÁTNY PODNIK

National Motorway Company (Národná diaľničná spoločnosť a. s.)

Ministry of Transport of the Slovak Republic

HIGH TATRAS TOWER s.r.o.

AGRO PARK VAŽEC, s.r.o.

Palladis residence, s. r. o.

SLOVBYT – M 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.

REAL PRIM, s.r.o.

BL Development, s. r. o.

TECHNICKÉ SLUŽBY Žiar nad Hronom, spol. s r. o.

Nemak Slovakia s. r. o.

Slovakia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

SOUKENÍK – ŠTRPKA, s. r. o.’s significant presence in the market, and participation in the Lawyerex exchange programme, makes it a choice collaborator for a number of foreign law firms handling cross-border mandates. The team is particularly noted for its corporate advisory expertise which it acts for clients operating in transport, retail, insurance and energy sectors. The team is led by associates Igor Vranka and Galina Vlčková.

Practice head(s):

Igor Vranka; Galina Vlčková

Testimonials

‘We needed provision of day-to-day legal services in commercial and corporate matters and competition law matters. I am able to confirm that SOUKENÍK-ŠTRPKA fulfilled these demands perfectly.’

‘SOUKENÍK-ŠTRPKA has a team comprising of various lawyers with different specialisations, thus they are able to resolve all kids of matters required in day-to-day matters in a complex manner. This is great for us as a client. In addition, due to their long-term and recognised position on the market they are able to expedite requests pending with different authorities.’

‘Individual members of this law firm communicate in a very professional yet friendly manner. They respond promptly to our requests and go the extra mile, which is not commonly seen. We appreciate the firm’s attributes and the additional value they bring to our business.’

‘A special stand-out mention should definitely go to Galina Vlčková.’

‘We appreciate their regional experience and professional attitude.’

‘First of all I would like to emphasize exceptionally high professionalism and detailed preparation for each and every meeting and negotiation. Secondly, I highly value their professional and pro-client approach, as well as their after hour or ad-hoc support when required. Additionally, I appreciate always the smooth cooperation in negotiations as well as their willingness to meet the common success and satisfaction on each side. High overall satisfaction.’

‘I am highly satisfied with the support of our assigned lawyer Galina Vlčková who takes a good care of our company. Together with her colleague Maria Dzodlova they are a valuable asset for our company. I highly appreciate their pro-client approach and professionalism. Additionally, I would like to emphasize a very pro-client and professional approach of both partners Peter Strpka and David Soukenik and their personal interest and support in our cases. ’

‘On top of the professional and orderly conduct in all the legal matters, we value the timely manner and efficiency, which is reflected both in provision of legal services and in overall availability of individual lawyers as well. This is not limited only to drafting and reviewing contracts, but also to analysis, meetings and other ordinary or extraordinary day to day operations.’

‘On day to day basis, we mainly cooperate with three particular lawyers, who are available at all times and who are able to provide the relevant legal services in flexible manner. Also, since they have become actively familiar with the scope of services we provide, general scope of our commercial operations and our contracts, they regularly notify us of any legislative changes that have impact on the aforementioned or on our company as well.’

Key clients

Apep Development s. r. o.

STAVEKO-SK, a. s.

V-Teck k. s.

REAL PRIM, s.r.o.

R – Consult, s.r.o.

DENNON s.r.o.

Železničná spoločnosť Cargo Slovakia, a. s.

BILLA s.r.o.

Private elementary art school Zámočnícka

SPP – distribúcia, a. s.

ČSOB Leasing, a. s.

AXA Group

Respect Slovakia, s.r.o.

Slovenská elektrizačná prenosová sústava, a. s.

OKTE, a. s.

VODOHOSPODÁRSKA VÝSTAVBA, ŠTÁTNY PODNIK

Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic


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.