Team

Partner

JUDr. Martin Puchalla, PhD.

Education

He successfully completed his study at Law Faculty of University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik in Košice in 2001. During his study, he also finished his management study in Australia and experienced several stays abroad. He obtained „JUDr.“ degree in 2002.

Work experience

In the period of 2001 – 2005 he worked as a junior lawyer. Since passing his bar exam in 2005, he has been offering his services as an attorney – first as a natural person, later as the founder of the company PUCHALLA & partners s.r.o., and at the present as an attorney and executive of PUCHALLA, SLÁVIK & partners s.r.o.

Professional activities

From 2005 to 2008 he worked at the Department of Criminal Law of Law Faculty of University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik in Košice, He also completed his thesis in the field of criminal law on the topic: „Defense in Pre-Trial Proceedings“.

Publications

He regularly publishes in several professional journals, he is involved in lecturing activities mainly for Slovak Bar Association as well as for further subjects and is a co-author of study material used by Law Faculty of University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik in Košice and named „Criminal Proceeding Law “. He is also the co-author of Comments on special part of Criminal Law published by publishing house C.H.Beck related mainly to tax criminal offences.

Membership

Since 2017 he has been a member of the Presidium of the Slovak Bar Association. He was a member of the Disciplinary Senate of the Slovak Bar Association and a member of the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA) based in London. He is a member of the Foreign Committee of the Slovak Bar Association, the Criminal Law Commission. Since 2012, he has been a member of the Commission of the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic for the recodification of criminal substantive law.

He specializes in tax criminal offenses, economic crime, as well as commercial law and dispute settlement.

Language skills

He speaks fluent English and has passive knowledge of German and Russian language.


Partner

JUDr. Dušan Slávik, LL.M

Education

He graduated at Law Faculty of University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik in Košice in 2001. In the years 2002-2003 he finished his post gradual study at Law Faculty of Charles´s University specializing in commercial law. He has been attending LLM program in European and International Business Law at Eötvös Loránd Univesity in Budapest since September 2017.

Work experience

In the years 2001 – 2007 he worked as a lawyer for District Authority in Prešov where he specialized in solving the suit-related agenda. He also provided legal counselling for other state bodies as well as for entities of the third sector.

Presently he works as an attorney in the Law Office PUCHALLA, SLÁVIK & partners s.r.o., where he is a partner and executive.

Publications

He regularly publishes in legal professional journals and he has performed with his contributions at several conferences both at home and abroad.

He specializes in the provision of legal services in the field of administrative law, construction law, health law, environmental law, commercial law and dispute resolution in both court and arbitration proceedings.

Language skills

He speaks fluent English and has passive knowledge of German and Russian language.


Attorney

JUDr. Lukáš Kovanič

Education

He successfully completed his study at Law Faculty of University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik in Košice in 2007. During his study he participated in projects "Clinic of Labour Law", "Clinic of Commercial Law" and "Clinic of Civil Law", which are focused on the practical implementation of these legal sectors. In May 2009, he successfully defended his rigorous thesis focused on the field of stock law, he passed a rigorous exam and obtained the title "JUDr."

Work experience

In the years 2009 - 2012 he worked as a a junior lawyer in the Law Office PUCHALLA, SLÁVIK & partners s.r.o. Since 2013 he has been working as an attorney in the Law Office PUCHALLA, SLÁVIK & partners s.r.o.

He specialises in commercial law and law of collective investment, labour law.

Language skills

He has an active knowledge of English language.



Attorney

JUDr. Marián Oros

Education

He successfully completed his study at Faculty of Law of Pan – European University in Bratislava in 2011.

Work experience

In the years 2011 - 2013 he worked as a junior lawyer in law firm AZARIOVÁ & RUŽBAŠÁN Law firm s.r.o. In the years 2013 - 2015 he worked as a junior lawyer in the Law Office PUCHALLA, SLÁVIK & partners s.r.o. Presently he works already as an attorney in the Law Office PUCHALLA, SLÁVIK & partners s.r.o.

He specializes mainly in provision of legal services in the field of public procurement as well as in the field of private law, specifically commercial law, civil law, labour law and debt management.

Language skills

He has an active knowledge of English language, passive knowledge of German language.


Attorney

JUDr. Ivana Harbuľáková Škárová

Education

She completed her study at Law Faculty of University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik in Košice in 2001. After defending her rigorous thesis in the field of labour law and passing a rigorous exam she obtained the title" JUDr.“ in 2003.

Work experience

In the years 2001 – 2004 she worked as a junior lawyer. Since 2005 she has been working as an attorney. Presently she provides legal counselling and representation mainly in the field of commercial law and civil law.



Attorney

JUDr. Barbora Sláviková

Education

She completed studies at Faculty of Law of Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice in 2001. After defence of her rigorous thesis on labour law and passing the rigorous exam she obtained the title “JUDr.” in 2004.

Work experience

During the period from 2001 to 2004 she worked as a junior lawyer. From 2005 to 2010 she worked as a junior notary, then as a notary candidate (2011 - 2018). Since 2019 she operates as an attorney. Currently she provides legal advisory and representation, especially in the field of commercial and civil law.

Language skills

She actively speaks English.


Junior lawyer

Mgr. Martina Labancová

Education

She graduated at Law Faculty of University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik in Košice in 2015. She she defended her rigorous thesis on data protection principles, passed a rigorous exam and obtained the title "JUDr." In August 2017. She has been attending LLM program in European and International Business Law at Eötvös Loránd Univesity in Budapest since September 2017.

From the beginning of her study at Law Faculty of University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik in Košice she worked as a legal assistant in law firm AZARIOVÁ & RUŽBAŠÁN Law firm s.r.o. v Košiciach. She has worked at PUCHALLA, SLÁVIK & partners s.r.o. as a legal assistant since November 2012. Since her graduation she has been working as a junior lawyer at PUCHALLA, SLÁVIK & partners s.r.o.

Work experience

Her specialization in commercial law and data protection law has led her to passing an exam for the data protection officer and to the choice of her topic for the rigorous thesis.

Language skills

She is fluent in English language and has passive skills in French.


Junior lawyer

Mgr. Soňa Jacková

Education

She successfully completed her study at Law Faculty of University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik in Košice in 2016. During her study, she worked with lawyer JUDr. Peter Majerník as a legal assistant.

Work experience

After finishing her study she completed a graduate internship at the Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic in the beginning of 2017, when she started her work in the Law Office PUCHALLA, SLÁVIK & partners s.r.o. as a junior lawyer. At the present, she is also a contributor to various legal blogs.

Language skills

She has an active knowledge of English and Hungarian language and passive knowledge of German language.


Junior lawyer

JUDr. Mgr. Rebeka Marčeková

Education

She successfully completed her study at Faculty of Law of Comenius University in Bratislava in 2018. At the same time, she studied at College of International and Public Relations Prague (field of study: Diplomacy) where she also completed her study successfully in 2018. In 2020, after successful defence of her rigorous thesis focused on alternative punishment and passing a rigorous exam at Comenius University in Bratislava she obtained the title “JUDr”. Currently she acts as an internal doctoral candidate at Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice where she works at the Department of Criminal Law.

Work experience

During her university study she held a paralegal position in a renowned law office in Bratislava. She also completed an internship in the Slovak National Council in the Division of Foreign Relations and Protocol during the study. Then she worked in the organising team during the presidency of the Slovak Republic of the Council of the European Union. After completing her studies she worked as a junior lawyer in a law office in Bratislava. In providing legal services she focuses especially on the field of civil law, commercial law, and family law, providing the legal services in dispute and non-dispute agenda.

Publications

Within her doctoral studies she regularly publishes articles focused mainly on criminal law.

Language skills

She actively speaks English, passively German.


Junior lawyer

Mgr. Michal Novák

Education

He successfully completed his study at Faculty of Law of Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice in 2018. Within Erasmus+ mobility in 2017 he studied at Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Wydzial Prawa i Administracji Uniwesytetu Jagiellońskiego w Krakówie). From 2014 he improved his practical experience in the field of law, holding the position of an assistant attorney in a law office as well as by participating in various symposia.

Work experience

During his studies he acquired practical experience, holding a paralegal position in a law office. Since his graduation he has been working as a junior lawyer; currently he is working in the Law Office PUCHALLA, SLÁVIK & partners s.r.o. (since mid-2020).

Publications

He has developed his expert activities, especially in the field of medical law and personal data protection, by publishing articles in the monthly journal Právo a manažment v zdravotníctve (Law and management in Health Care) or Lekárnik (Pharmacist), or by contributing articles to medical newspapers.

Language skills

He actively speaks English.


Office manager

Zuzana Turócziová

Education

She completed her study at Business Academy in Košice in 1999. After finishing her study she worked as an accountant in several firms.

Work experience

Since 2007 she has been working in the Law Office PUCHALLA, SLÁVIK & partners s.r.o. as an office manager.

Language skills

She has an active knowledge of Hungarian language.


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