Banking & Finance in Slovakia
Polus Tower I Vajnorská 100/A, Bratislava, 831 04
When we left our promising jobs in renowned law firms and prominent state institutions, we decided to practice law with a difference. With fairness, expertise and clear values. We trusted our intuition and shared a dream to build a family Slovak law firm where our clients would feel as at home.
Thanks to you, we know that we succeeded. We diligently applied our international education, experience at international law firms and knowledge of the domestic market. We are not afraid to stand up for your rights, be on your side when the weather gets tough and represent you even against strong adversaries. And to always be approachable and have an open mind.
We respect the traditional values of the legal profession. Our work is a calling that we follow with honesty, diligence and confidentiality. Day in, day out, we are at your side as you make your decisions, often those once-in-a-lifetime choices. We are deeply committed to cultivating long-term personal relationships with you, built on and nourished by trust.
Our main practices are Banking & Finance, Telecommunication and IT law/Data Protection, Competition Law and Criminal Law. We were ranked among 11 best law firms in Energy/Environmental law.
We are a Slovak law firm that offers professional legal advice delivered at the highest international standards. We have a truly international reach, as each day we work together with our partnering law firms in other countries (Israel, Malta, Spain, Denmark, Luxembourg and the Czech Republic).
Maybe that’s why you believe that we are a top Slovak law firm, well-established on the domestic market. And thank to your trust we have won many prestigious international and domestic awards.Show more +
Jozef Semančín is the founding and managing partner of SEMANČÍN & PARTNERS.
He studied international banking and finance law, corporate financing, international commercial justice and arbitration and competition at the University of Cambridge. These studies helped him gain knowledge and perspective on international finance and competition law and made him extremely capable of representing clients in cross-border transactions.
Jozef has broad experience in banking, derivatives and bankruptcy and can advise foreign and Slovak clients on complex transactions with an international element. Among other things, he worked on drafting documents for major Slovak banks, while co-operating with and managing Danish, Maltese, Luxembourgish, Hungarian and Czech lawyers.
Jozef is an expert in advising the defence industry, both in contracting and litigation. He has represented a leading Israeli company in military technology imports into Africa and an major Slovak trader in a dispute with the State. SEMANČÍN & PARTNERS is the only law firm that is a member of the Security and Defence Industry Association of the Slovak Republic.
Jozef’s expertise also extends to intellectual property and information technology (including the drafting of structured contracts). He has worked on a full range of contract documents, including intellectual property protection documents for the author and designer of the K1 Attack racing special and Praga Racing Car.
He also advised on competition issues, in particular on dominant position abuse cases. Jozef has represented a leading association of Slovak farm producers in proceedings before the Antinomopoly Office of the Slovak Republic and leaded the team that prepared the dominant position abuse complaint that was submitted to the European Commission.
In the areas of environment law and waste management, Jozef is a good choice if you need advice on matters that concern the application of the new Waste Act, mainly with respect to waste recycling and disposal.Show more +