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  • Škubla & Partneri awarded by The Legal 500 In 2018

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    We´re delighted to announce that we´ve received an excellent set of results in The Legal 500 EMEA 2018 edition. Škubla & Partneri has been recommended in the following 3 practice areas:


     Commercial, corporate and M&A,

     Dispute resolution and

     Real estate and construction.


     We´re also pleased to inform that 5 lawyers have received individual acknowledgments as well:

     Martin Škubla,  Martin Fábry and Andrej Schwarz were declared the Recommended Lawyer 2018 in the category of Dispute resolution, Andrej Schwarz in the area of Commercial, corporate and M&A and Erika Galgóciová and Marián Šulík in Real Estate and construction.



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  • M&A awarded by IFLR 1000 2019

    inside Škubla & Partneri have obtained an important rating from IFLR 1000, a renowned publication aimed at ranking leading law offices world-wide with the emphasis on the area of corporate finance. IFLR 1000, which published its first ratings in 1990 and whose reviews now cover more than 120 jurisdictions all over the world, has written in its report: “Škubla & Partneri has notable M&A and banking practices, and good activity in project finance work. The firm’s recent project finance work comprises advising debtors on financing the construction of several residential project including the Sky Park and Rezidencia Pri Mýte projects. Elsewhere, it has acted for both debtors and lenders on acquisition financing and refinancing transactions. The firm’s M&A team has acted on deals in the media sector such as the acquisition of Ringier’s magazines division and Autobazar.eu where in both cases it advised the buyers. Other highlight deals took place in the banking sector where it advised shareholders on the merger of Prima Banka and Sberbank.”
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  • New obligations of legal entities from 1 November 2018

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    As of 1 November 2018, selected provisions of the amendment to the Act No. 52/2018 Coll. on the protection against legalization of proceeds from crime entered into force. As part of the changes introduced by this amendment, legal entities registered in the Commercial Register became obliged to ensure the entry of information about their beneficial owner into the Commercial Register. Companies registered into the Commercial Register prior to 31 October 2018 must ensure that such data is entered by way of a special form by 31 December 2019. Companies registered into the Commercial Register after 1 November 2018 must ensure that data concerning the beneficial owner is entered automatically upon the first registration.

    From 1 November 2018, the same obligations as in the case of legal entities registered into the Commercial Register apply also to foundations, non-profit organizations and non-investment funds in relation to respective special registers.

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  • Amendment of Cadastral Act effective from 1 October 2018

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    What has been changed?


    New essentials of proposal for entry

    The amendment of the Cadastral Act specifies essentials of a proposal to commence proceedings. The proposal is now more structured and must contain, for example, detailed specification of the immovable property and specification of all legal acts and co-ownership interests (a fraction in relation to the whole). On the other hand, the act facilitates the procedure for registration of data into the cadastre from geometrical plans when dividing or joining plots of land, in which case it suffices to attach to the proposal an official verification number (applies to geometrical plans verified after 30 September 2018) instead of submitting the geometrical plan itself.


    It is thus now necessary to specify in the proposal for entry of a record all legal acts included in the contract, on the basis of which the right to the immovable property is to be registered into the cadastre and which are subject to entry. The act also requires that all legal acts included in the proposal form part of a single contract.

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  • Compliance & Regulatory Certification Training carried out with Škubla & Partneri

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    We are proud to underwent a full-day, pass/fail Certification Training to enhance the attorneys´ individual level of proficiency on matters touching on US-FCPA, UK-Anti-Bribery, EU-Anti Money Laundering, OECD and Slovak anticorruption compliance legislation.


    The training is replete with the latest information on legislative developments, trends by the US-Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and most recent case law in Federal and State courts (US), making 2016-2017 the biggest years of record for fines and imprisonment. This training is invaluable in particular for multinational companies subject to US and UK laws.


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  • Pro bono

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    In cooperation with the Slovak Catholic Charity we are providing legal aid to victims of crimes endangering the life and health and affecting human dignity. They include persons, many of them children, who as victims of crimes have suffered moral harm as well as property damage and normally their human dignity has been seriously affected. Our company represents these victims of crimes and helps them to assert their fundamental rights and freedoms and to claim the right to damages, as due to their personal situation they cannot afford professional legal advice they need, and thus depend on the help of others.

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  • Škubla & Partneri awarded by The Legal 500 in 2017

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    We are proud to be the recipients of  several awards received from The Legal 500 – a reputable London based international rating agency, which regularly evaluates the level of legal services provided in Slovakia and in the world. The Legal 500 has recently rated Skubla & Partneri as the Leading Firm in Commercial, corporate and M&A and the Leading Firm in the area of Dispute resolution. At the same time, two Partners of our law firm received individual acknowledgments:Martin Skubla was declared the Recommended Lawyer 2017 in the category of Dispute resolution and Andrej Schwarz in the category Commercial, corporate and M&A.

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  • Law firm of the year 2017 awards

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    We consider the results of the 5th annual contest “Law firm of the year 2017“ organised by the weekly magazine TREND in cooperation with EPRAVO.SK a significant success for our law firm. Skubla & Partneri was declared as recommended law firm for Competition, Development and Real Estates, M&A, Banking and Finance and Dispute resolution.

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  • Legal advice regarding the sale of SKY PARK Apartments

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    Our office is providing comprehensive legal advice to a client in connection with the development and implementation of a unique residential and administrative project in the centre of Bratislava, designed by Zaha Hadid, a world-famous architect. Legal advice included the preparation and annotation of contractual documentation in relation to the sale of residential units to individuals. In the course of project’s construction, we are also providing to the client continuous day-to-day support in accordance with client’s requirements.


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  • Comprehensive advice in real estate projects Rosum and Nová Terasa II

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    In 2016, the Law office Škubla & Partneri provided legal advice to a leading developer in connection with the construction and financing of a number of real estate projects in Bratislava and Košice.

    One of these projects was “Rosum”, an office centre, located in the capital’s wider city centre. Besides attractive office premises, the project also offers premises for commerce and services.

    In addition, we are providing legal advice to the client on selected legal issues concerning the construction of the “Nová Terasa” project located in a lucrative part of Košice near to its historic centre.


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  • New civil procedure codices

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    Three new civil procedure codices have come into effect as of July 1 2016 as a result of recodification of civil procedural law: Act no. 160/2015 Coll Civil Dispute Code, Act no. 161/2015 Coll Civil Non-dispute Code and Act no. 162/2015 Coll Administrative Procedure Code, replacing Act no. 99/1963 Coll. Civil Procedure Code. Brand new legislation appears to be the most suitable solution considering the countless amendments of Civil Procedure Code, which caused its considerable disarrangement and disruption of its content and logical continuity of the text. The purpose of this legislation is mainly to improve the enforcement of rights and to ensure a swift and fair court proceeding, which is to be achieved mainly by means of new procedural institutes. The acts were created by Recodification committee for Civil Procedure Code, which was created by Minister of Justice in 2012. The committee consisted of experts from various branches of law – judges, advocates, distrainors and legal theoreticians.

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  • Financing the Residence „Pri Mýte“

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    A loan agreement for the financing of a second stage of the residential project Residence “Pri Mýte II” was concluded in March 2016. Our firm has provided comprehensive legal advice to the developer in connection with the preparation of the loan documentation, thus ensuring continuity in the provision of legal services, as we advised the client also on the financing of construction of the project’s first stage.

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  • Sberbank’s acquisiton

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    The acquisition of Sberbank Slovensko. Škubla & Partneri assisted a client as a purchaser in the acquisition of Sberbank Slovensko. As a general legal advisor, Škubla & Partneri has accompanied the client throughout the acquisition process including in-depth pre-acquisition audit, SPA negotiation and fulfilment of conditions precedent as well as procedures to obtain approvals from the Slovak Anti-monopoly Office and the European Central Bank for the bank’s acquisition.

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  • Awards for Škubla & Partneri in the competition Law firm of the year 2016

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    In the fourth year of the competition Law firm of the year 2016, which was organized by the weekly magazine TREND in cooperation with EPRAVO.SK, our law firm received several awards.

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  • Act on criminal liability of legal persons

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    As of July 1st 2016, a new Act on criminal liability of legal persons and came into effect, which has been promulgated in Collection of Acts on February 25 2016 as an Act no. 91/2016 Coll. This Act introduces to our legal system a so-called direct criminal liability, as opposed to the existing concept of so-called pseudo criminal liability of legal persons. This disrupts the existing perception of criminal liability as a mere liability of natural persons and breaches its strict individual character. The Act itself governs the basics of criminal liability of legal persons, types of penalties and their imposition as well as the criminal procedure against legal persons itself.


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  • Act on some arrangements in connection with Civil Porcedure Code recodification

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    A new Act no. 125/2016 Coll on some arrangements in connection with passing the Civil Dispute Code, Civil Non-dispute Code and Administrative Procedure Code was passed by the parliament, which came into effect as of July 1 2016. As the Statement of reasons reads, the main purpose of this legal act is to harmonise legal acts and procedural institutes in order to achieve coherence with the new civil procedure codices. The act contains mainly changes of technical character and changes in terminology.


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  • Act on e-government

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    As of May 1 2016 an Act no. 305/2013 Coll on electronic form of exercising the authority of public organs (e-Government Act) came into effect. According to this Act, all legal persons are obliged to communicate with public organs via central portal www.slovensko.sk – electronically via electronic mail box created and activated by Government Office of the Slovak republic. No such obligation, however, arises for natural persons, or rather self-employed subjects, as this form of communication with public organs is facultative. For successful communication via electronic mailbox under the e-Government Act, subjects are required to have ID with electronic chip and with personal security code, which can be arranged for at ID office of District headquarters of Police department or at contact centres of Ministry of internal affairs of Slovak republic.

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  • Concentration of Penta and Petit Press

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    As of July 3 2016, the Anti-monopoly office of Slovak republic has approved the concentration, which consists of joint control over one of the most significant publisher in Slovakia – Petit Press, a.s. by companies Prvá slovenská investičná skupina, a.s., which is the existing company in control of the publisher and PENTA INVESTMENTS LIMITED, which has been influential in this sector via the largest media company in Slovakia – News and Media Holding, a.s.

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  • Financing the acquisiton of shares EM&F!

    In March 2016, our firm provided comprehensive legal advice to a syndicate of banks in connection with the provision of a loan to a Slovak investor for the purpose of an indirect acquisition of shares in the Polish company EMPIK MEDIA & FASHION S.A.

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