November 5, 2020 - Dentons’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution team in Bratislava assisted petitioners in obtaining three important favorable rulings before the Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic over the last week.
Peter Kubina, Slovakia Managing Partner, represented the President of the Slovak Republic in a petition for a constitutional compliance review and suspension of effectiveness of the newly passed law that excluded liability of the state for damage caused by wrongful exercise of anti-COVID-19 measures. The court admitted the case and suspended the effectiveness of the law.
Partners Peter Kubina and Daniel Lipšic represented a group of 66 members of the National Council of the Slovak Republic on a petition for a constitutional compliance review of a law discriminating against participants in both public and private retirement pension schemes as opposed to participants in only the public scheme. The law awards the former a lower minimum pension entitlement than the latter. The court upheld the petition.
Partners Peter Kubina and Daniel Lipšic and senior associate Miroslava Ješíková represented a group of 30 members of the National Council of the Slovak Republic in a petition for a constitutional compliance review of legislation that deprived landowners of legal protection of their ownership rights in the process of highway construction. The case relates to the constitutionality of a law passed by the Parliament on emergency measures allowing motorway construction works to be carried out on private property before the property is expropriated. The court upheld the key part of the petition.
Peter Kubina, Slovakia Managing Partner at Dentons, commented, “Winning a case before the grand chamber of the Constitutional Court is one of the most valuable court victories that a litigator can achieve. So we are extremely gratified that at this week’s session, the Constitutional Court ruled in our favor on three separate petitions represented by members of Dentons’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution team in Bratislava.”