Former Allen & Overy Senior Associate and Head of Real Estate in Slovakia Vojtech Palinkas has joined Slovakia's MCL law firm, where he will co-head the Real Estate, Projects, M&A, and Corporate law practices.
Palinkas has more than 20 years’ experience, with two years at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer before the last 18 at A&O. MCL describes him as "well respected in the market and is considered to be one of the leading real estate, M&A and corporate lawyers in the country," and says that "throughout his career, Vojtech advised both local and foreign clients on a variety of corporate and commercial transactions, including acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and corporate restructurings." According to the firm, "his experience spans various countries, including Czech Republic, Serbia, Slovenia, UK, and USA, and industry sectors, including aviation, energy, gaming, financial institutions, industrial, IT, manufacturing, mining, private equity, railways, retail and telecommunications/media and technology."
Palinkas is a 1999 graduate in Law from Comenius University in Bratislava, and he has been a member of the Slovak Bar Association since 2002.
The arrival of Palinkas increases the number of partners at MCL to four.
MCL Co-Managing Partner Martin Jurecko explains: “Vojtech’s appointment is a fantastic boost to our practice and will complement our existing transactional, tax and contentious teams. Given his excellent reputation and outstanding experience in the market, Vojtech is the perfect fit to lead the team and maximize the benefit to our clients. MCL law firm continues to support the growth of its office based on confidence in the Slovak market. We believe that with Vojtech we will be able to grow in all relevant aspects including number of served clients, extension of coverage of the industry sectors, turnover and profit growth and positioning ourselves within the most prominent law firms in the country and throughout region.”
“It’s very exciting to join a small group of outstanding partners coming from some of the most prestigious law firms in Slovakia," Palinkas added, "which, despite its short presence on the market, was able to prove its ability to deliver an excellent legal and tax services for the clients and handle complex clients’ assignments."