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LEGATE, s.r.o.

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Provided by LEGATE, s.r.o.
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Chairman: JUDr. Peter Vrábel
Managing Partners: 1
Number of partners: 3
Number of lawyers: 11
Languages: English, German, Russian, Czech, Slovak

Firm Overview:
LEGATE operates in the Slovak market since 2002. Prior to its formation, LEGATE’s managing partner Peter Vrábel worked for Squire Patton Boggs. This independent law firm is recommended by clients for being active in sectors like the gas and oil industry, with the strong expertise of Mr Peter Vrábel, managing partner and Mrs Alena Pláňavská as senior partner. The transport and public sector is supported by Mrs Viktória Draškaba, senior attorney. Employment/Labor law is assisted by Mr Michal Mistrík, senior attorney and Real Estates area is being handled by Mrs Lucia Staroňová, senior attorney. Commercial, M&A and corporate governance matters are under the supervision of Mr. Miroslav Dudlák, senior partner, Mr. Norbert Havrila, attorney, and Mrs. Ivana Šaková, attorney The stable development of the firm is liaised with representation of three companies rated among TOP 20 non-financial enterprises in the Slovak Republic.

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.

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 operandi. The counsels speak English, Czech, German and Russian. The reliability of particular solutions are 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 clients in litigation and crisis management cases to mitigate any hindrance the clients may face.

Main Areas of Practice:
Antitrust and Competition Law
Banking & Finance
Construction & Real Estate
Commercial, Corporate & M&A
Dispute Resolution
Employment/Labour Law
Energy & Industry
Insolvency & Restructuring
Intellectual Property
Public Procurement
Tax
Transport

Corporate, M&A:

2 Partners; 9 other qualified lawyers 

Cross-border legal counselling (5 jurisdictions) with respect to acquisition of private equity investment fund valued more than EUR 100,000,000.00
■ Representing consortium in the matter of EUR 50,000,000.00 budget for calls in relation to PPP SESAR2020 - the project managed by SESAR joint undertaking significant initiative within air traffic management in the area of technological research and development
■ Comprehensive counselling of client in M&A (sell-side) matter (regional major agriculture commodities reseller) with annual turnover exceeding EUR 40,000,000.00
■ Pre-acquisition legal counselling and representation of client in M&A (sell-side) matter regarding share transfer in Target company and Cooperative (highly specialized on agricultural commodity reselling and its processing) valued more than EUR 8,000,000.00

Contact: JUDr. Peter Vrábel
Tel: +421 2 6252 7316
Email: [email protected]

Contact: Mgr. Miroslav Dudlák, MBA
Tel: +421 2 6252 7561
Email: [email protected]

Energy: 

2 Partners; 9 other qualified lawyers  

Legal counselling related to LDPE Unit construction (LSTK; EPC contract); the matter value exceeding EUR 300,000,000.00
■ Legal advisory regarding new Ethylene Storage Facility construction project valued up to EUR 50,000,000.00 involving cost-plus fee EPC contract drafting and negotiations with contractors
■ Long-term legal advisory linked with construction of key (significant public and state interest) Polish-Slovak gas interconnector project valued more than EUR 100,000,000.00 (grants provided by EU)
■ Specialised long-term legal counselling with respect to waste management business activity of foreign entity (non-EU client) ensuring compliance with regional waste management regulation including its transport (multiple cross-border aspects)

Contact: JUDr. Peter Vrábel
Tel: +421 2 6252 7316
Email: [email protected]

Contact: Alena Pláňavská
Tel: +421 2 6252 7561
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:

2 Partners; 9 other qualified lawyers  

Representation of defendant in matter regarding change orders related to preparatory underground and demolition works for project valued up to EUR 200,000,000.00
■ Representation of regional major gas industry player as defendant against claim arising from promissory notes in the amount more than EUR 45,000,000.00; matter has been resolved before all Slovak judiciary instances (including the Constitutional court of Slovak republic) and also before European Court of Human Rights; matter has been under high media and public attention
■ Representation of client in matter regarding payment of gas transit fees and defending the client against counterclaim arising from promissory notes; the matter valued up to EUR 40,000,000.00
■ Representing UK distributor of the health and hygiene products in administrative litigation with respect to the admissibility of the intra-group costs against corporate income tax base valued more than EUR 1,000,000.00
■ Pioneering legal expertise aimed at enforcement of unlawful emission allowance against the state (allowance paid by the client on the basis of unlawful emission quota taxation based on CJEU case law). Such activities have been widely appraised by the clients – energy suppliers of large industrial parks

Contact: JUDr. Peter Vrábel
Tel: +421 2 6252 7316
Email: [email protected]

Contact: Mgr. Miroslav Dudlák, MBA
Tel: +421 2 6252 7561
Email: [email protected]

Contact: Mgr. Michal Mistrík
Tel: +421 2 6252 7561
Email: [email protected]

Public Procurement:

1 Partner; 4 other qualified lawyers  

Legal counselling regarding assessment of public procurement cancellation due to exceptional change of specific circumstances with respect to international obligations arising from EU grant schemes; the matter is exceeding EUR 100,000,000.00
■ Legal assessment of horizontal “in-house” exemptions within public procurement legislation with respect to specific category of contracts (regional key energy player; local operator of air navigation services)

Contact: JUDr. Peter Vrábel
Tel: +421 2 6252 7316
Email: [email protected]

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Provided by LEGATE, s.r.o.

Slovakia - Head office

LEGATE, s.r.o. rankings

Europe Guide 2022
Slovakia
Energy
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
3
Energy
3
Band 3
Lawyers
3
Peter Vrábel
3
Band 3