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Aldertree legal s.r.o.
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811 01 Bratislava
Slovak Republic

The Team

Juraj Fuska


Juraj is the managing partner of Aldertree and the head of our M&A and capital markets practice team. His extensive experience includes mergers and acquisitions, corporate matters, employment, greenfield investments, securities offerings, regulatory and financial institutions advisory.

He has worked on numerous major domestic and cross-border M&A projects, and also has significant experience in greenfield investments for clients in the automotive, energy, telecom, healthcare, industrial production and heavy industry sectors. This advice has also comprised seeking state aid for investment projects.

Juraj is also an acclaimed capital markets and bank finance expert in Slovakia. He has been engaged in a wide range of securities and capital markets transactions, including IPOs, government, corporate, as well as covered bonds.

Zoran Draškovič


Zoran has broad experience in M&A, energy, infrastructure, real estate, finance and regulatory matters. He has been involved in a number of high-profile transactions and projects, advising clients from both the private and public sectors on a comprehensive range of issues.

Zoran is consistently recognised by independent ranking publications as one of the leading experts in Slovakia in the areas of corporate/M&A and energy. He has been advising clients from all segments of the electricity and gas industries (including nuclear energy, renewables, electricity and gas infrastructure, electricity and gas supply and trading), on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, regulatory matters, commercial contracts, disputes, and the implementation of EU legislation.

Peter Hodál


Peter has extensive experience in advising companies and government agencies in notable cases and transactions in the fields of litigation, public procurement, project finance, construction law and administrative law. His strong background in EU law matters is a result of many years of experience in negotiations with the European Commission on matters of state aid, competition law, public procurement law and the use of EU funds, including the representation of clients before EU courts in Luxembourg.

He also has vast experience in white collar investigations and in representing public and private clients in PPP projects in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

Vladimír Ivančo


Vladimír specializes in litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate matters. He has gained extensive experience by working on M&A and disposal transactions, including some of the major transactions on the Slovak market.

He regularly represents clients in civil court proceedings, including proceedings before the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court. In addition to his arbitration experience, Vladimir has represented clients in criminal proceedings and has regularly provided advice on compliance matters including internal corporate investigations. His expertise includes employment matters.

Michal Pališin


Michal specializes in competition law (including antitrust defense and counseling, merger control and distribution matters) and regulatory matters, with a particular focus on financial services, electronic communications, energy, and data protection/cyber security.

He also has significant experience with compliance matters, conducting compliance audits and risk-sensitive internal investigations and the representation of clients in court proceedings and before the European Commission and other public authorities.

He has also participated on a number of significant Slovak and cross-border M&A transactions and advises clients on general corporate matters.

Marek Staroň

Partner Of Counsel

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Marek has over 25 years of M&A experience, and has been widely acknowledged by clients and peers as a leader in the areas of M&A and complex projects.

He has worked as the leader or co-leader on a wide range of M&A transactions, including private equity and joint ventures. Marek's skill in developing and executing the most challenging of transactions has led to his involvement in a number of ground-breaking deals, noted for their complexity and pioneering dimension.

Oľga Ovečková


Prof. JUDr. Oľga Ovečková, DrSc. specializes in commercial law and legal theory, which she taught for many years at the Department of Commercial and Financial Law at the Comenius University School of Law in Bratislava. A senior member of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of State and Law, she has written or contributed to many books and articles, including Commentary to the Slovak Commercial Code (head of author team, Iura Edition 2012), Commercial Law: Companies (co-author, Iuris Libri, 2013), Commercial Law: Law of Obligation (co-author, Iuris Libri, 2013), Invalidity of a Company (C. H. Beck, 2012).

Oľga has also served as an arbitrator in many arbitration proceedings in the Slovak Republic and abroad.

Lukáš Královič

Senior Associate

Lukáš has advised many local and international clients on various M&A projects, as well as infrastructure, financing, corporate, contractual and litigation matters.

In addition to regularly representing clients in civil court proceedings, he focuses on gambling law, taxation, investment aid and energy law.

Barbora Malík

Senior Associate

Barbora is a key member of our M&A, corporate and real estate teams, and has significant experience in domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.

She also has substantial data protection knowledge, covering GDPR compliance as well as sector-specific data processing.

Alex Medek


Alex has worked on many projects related to M&A and corporate law issues, real estate matters, white collar as well as litigation, internal investigation and due diligence investigations.

He regularly advises investors, developers, financial institutions and state entities throughout the various stages of their transactions.

Richard Svocák


Richard is an associate in our M&A and corporate, employment and banking & finance practices. He also has significant experience with employment terminations, settlements, the cross border transfer of employees and collective redundancies.

He also represents clients in refinancing, loan restructuring, project finance and financial regulatory matters.

Martin Melicher


Martin has extensive experience from number of local and international projects, including M&A and corporate law matters, real estate and due diligence investigations.

He regularly advises clients on competition law matters and capital markets transactions.


Aldertree offers an experienced team of lawyers providing a wide range of services under Slovak law.

Aldertree's lawyers have been providing market-leading legal services on high-profile transactions and pioneering projects in Slovakia and Central & Eastern Europe as part of the Bratislava office of White & Case, which was established in 1997. Since April 2022, Aldertree has continued to provide clients on the Slovak market with top quality services in virtually every area of law, while maintaining a strong connection and close working relationship with White & Case under an exclusive alliance.

The senior members of the Aldertree team are regularly acknowledged by independent ranking publications as leading lawyers in the areas of their expertise.

Our deep knowledge of the Slovak market combined with broad experience gained from working on the most interesting international deals in Central & Eastern Europe form the cornerstone of our vision to continue to be recognized as a market leader for complex legal work in Slovakia.