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LEGATE, s.r.o.

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LEGATE is led by Peter Vrábel and operates in the Slovak market since 2002. Prior to its formation, LEG- ATE’s managing partner worked for Squire Patton Boggs. This independent law firm is recommended by clients for being active in the industry sectors like gas and oil, with the strong expertise of Mr Miroslav Dudlák and Mrs Alena Pláňavská as senior partners. The transport and public sector is supported by Mrs Viktória Draškaba, senior attorney, and commercial matters being supervised byMr Norbert Havrila, attorney. Food processing is assisted by Mr Michal Mistrík, senior attorney and real estates handled by Mrs Lucia Staroňová, attorney. The stable development of this firm is liaised with representation of three companies rated among TOP 20 non-financial enterprises in the Slovak Republic.

LEGATE has been listed in LEGAL500 rankings for commercial, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution and projects and energy practice areas in 2019. Furthermore, in 2015 and 2016 LEGATE has been ranked by IFLR1000 for its M&A and project development expertise.

LEGATE is exclusive member of the GLOBALAW network for the Slovak Republic covering 108 jurisdictions throughout the world and forming the alliance of the independent medium sized law firms.

The sustainable development of LEGATE counsels´ knowledge and expertise is ensured through continued training and having obtained the specific licenses in the domains of securities trading, public procurement, mediation, bankruptcy and restructuring practice. Construction law, M&A, regulatory law, public procure- ment, employment law, corporate matters and litigations represent the majority of the transactions being undertaken recently.

LEGATE has been engaged as a small privatisation advisor in two transport sector privatisations. LEGATE has represented its clients before the arbitration courts in London, Prague, Paris, Vienna and Bratislava. One of the LEGATE partners has been appointed as an arbitrator with the Arbitration Court attached to the Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

LEGATE’s managing partner has led a team of the legal experts from seven jurisdictions when design- ing and forming the joint subsidiary of the seven air navigation service providers enjoying the status of the in-house entity under the Public Sector Directive and jurisprudence of the CJ EU. The cross-border merger of the private entities in transaction with a value of more than 200 million EUR, the defence in the infringement procedures initiated by the European Commission, the close co-operation with the BIG FOUR companies in the domains of the tax and accounting advisory, the successful representation of the dominant gas supplier against the claim higher than 50 mil. EUR and the representation of the Slovak Republic at the negotiation of the international treaty are some of the successes recently gained.

LEGATE offers tailored made solutions for the clients under the cost beneficial terms when concurrently preserves the quality of work due to supervision scheme and deep knowledge of the clients´ modus ope- randi. The counsels speak English, Czech, German, Russian and Spanish. The reliability of the solution is not only pre-discussed with the client, but tax and accounting experts are also often involved in the matter. The firm acts as a frontier for the clients in the litigation andcrisis management cases to mitigate any hinder the clients face.

LEGATE offices are situated in the modern facilities of the RIVER HOUSE just in the heart of the RIVER PARK at Dvořákovo nábrežie 8/A, alongside Danube river.

The counsels are available at phone numbers: + 421 2 6252 7561, + 421 2 6252 7563 and more contact details are referred to in the web site www.legate.sk.