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Legal 500

Selected Work Highlights

  • Slovak government in connection with the D4/R7 PPP highway project, covering procurement, financing, construction and State aid issues. Assisted in negotiations with bank syndicates and multilateral financial institutions and in the management of contract claims after the financial close of the project*

  • Owner and developer of the National Football Stadium in connection with high-profile public procurement and State aid disputes, before Slovak courts and the European Court of Justice (ECJ)

  • One of the largest chemical companies in Slovakia in connection with a State aid investigation by the European Commission and in subsequent multiple court proceedings before the General Court and the European Court of Justice (ECJ)*

  • City of Bratislava in a number of high-profile litigations regarding third party damages claims related to construction projects and joint investments

  • Leading industrial companies in connection with the first dispute before the Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic regarding a retroactively and disproportionately applied tax rate on the incompatibility of the emission allowance tax with the Slovak Constitution and EU law*

  • Leading player on the Slovak telco market on an investigation that resulted in the initiation of multiple proceedings before the European Commission against its competitors, due to violations of public procurement rules, State aid regulations, and the improper use of EU funds*

  • Ministry of Transport of Czech Republic in relation to the D4 PPP highway project (the first completed PPP project in the Czech Republic) on all aspects related to structuring of contractual documentation and selection of the concessionaire, including financing, contractual and procurement issues*

  • Leading international car and truck bearings producer in a European Commission cartel investigation, including settlement discussions and damage claims*

  • Leading multinational technology corporation in multiple white-collar investigations regarding its relationships with private parties and the public sector

  • Slovak Republic on a pro bono basis in long-term proceedings regarding the determination of ownership title to land located under and around a school in Bratislava*

*experience prior to joining Hillbridges

Professional Experience