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Firm Overview:

RUŽIČKA AND PARTNERS is a full-service law firm offering comprehensive business-oriented legal and tax advice across a range of areas including banking and finance, commercial and corporate, employment, energy, insurance, litigation, M&A, private equity, public procurement and PPPs, real estate and construction, regulatory and compliance, EU law, competition and state aid. Highly ranked by renowned international ranking publications, RUŽIČKA AND PARTNERS has been named Law Firm of the Year for seven times (2013-2018 and 2020) in Slovakia. RUŽIČKA AND PARTNERS consistently delivers the highest calibre advice clearly, and for true value. RUŽIČKA AND PARTNERS works regularly with the leading law firms of the world through its established referral network to provide its clients with comprehensive advice in Central Europe and beyond.

Law firm RUŽIČKA AND PARTNERS s. r. o., was formed in June 2009 by a merger of two independently functioning law firms: Ružička & Partners, s.r.o. and CVD s.r.o., operating on the Slovak legal services market since 1992. The firm has been present in the Slovak legal market for more than 30 years, making it one of the oldest operating law firms in Slovakia.

Managing Partners: Jaroslav Ružička
Number of partners: 9
Number of lawyers: 27
Languages: Czech, English, German, Hungarian, Russian, Slovak

Practice Areas:
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking and Finance
  • Commercial
  • Competition/Antitrust
  • Compliance
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Corporate Criminal Law
  • Dispute Resolution/Litigation
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Entertainment, Media and Sports
  • Energy & Utilities
  • EU Law
  • Fashion
  • Health Care and Lifesciences
  • Hotels and Leisure
  • Insolvency and Restructuring
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • IP and IT
  • Projects, Infrastructure and PPPs
  • Public Procurement
  • Real Estate and Construction
  • Regulatory
  • Retail and Consumer
  • State Aid
  • Tax
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport and Logistics

Top Clients:

  • Arriva (Deutsche Bahn member)
  • Austrian Airlines
  • Billa
  • BZ Group
  • Colonnade
  • ČEZ (the biggest energy company in Central and South-Eastern Europe)
  • Doprastav
  • Dopravný podnik Bratislava (Transport Authority of Bratislava)
  • ON
  • Energie Steiermark
  • The Capital City of Bratislava
  • Hochtief
  • Hornbach
  • Implenia
  • Johns Manville
  • Kaufland
  • KBC Bank NV
  • Komunálna poisťovňa (Vienna Insurance Group)
  • KOOPERATIVA (Vienna Insurance Group)
  • Metrostav
  • MH Manažment (a state company holding state shares in various state-owned companies)
  • Ministry of Transport of the Slovak Republic
  • Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic
  • MOL
  • National Motorway Company
  • Nike
  • OLO (Daughter company of the capital city of Bratislava tasked with waste management)
  • Penta Investments
  • Porsche Group
  • Raiffeisen
  • Siemens
  • Slovak Investment Holding (a Slovak public investment fund)
  • Slovak Telekom (Deutsche Telekom Group)
  • Slovenská sporiteľňa (ERSTE Group)
  • Slovak Post
  • SPP (the largest energy company in Slovakia)
  • Slovnaft (MOL Group)
  • Société des Produits Nestlé
  • Starr Insurance
  • The Coca Cola Company
  • UniCredit Group
  • Upfield
  • U.S. Steel
  • XXXL Lutz
  • Západoslovenská distribučná (E.ON Group)
  • Západoslovenská energetika (E.ON Group)
  • Železničná spoločnosť Slovensko ((the national rail transport operator)

Recent projects of note:

Advising the Slovak government in relation to the development of the strategic area of Valaliky in eastern Slovakia for the purpose of a greenfield investment of the Sweden-based automaker Volvo worth more than EUR 1 bn. that will create thousands of job openings.

MOL and KBC Bank NV
Advising MOL, a regional energy leader and majority shareholder of the Slovak refinery Slovnaft in relation to a takeover bid and the exercise of the buyout right to purchase shares. This was the first ever squeeze-out in the history of Slovakia. We represented KBC Bank NV, one of the leading banks in CEE in connection with the mandatory offer and squeeze-out in the acquisition of OTP Bank.

National Highway Company
Advising the Slovak National Highway Company in preparing and holding a public procurement process to implement a new project of electronic toll collection involving two separate processes – procuring the electronic toll collection system and the toll services, totalling EUR 200 mil.

Slovak Railway Company
Advising the Slovak Railway Company in public procurement to acquire new electric units and diesel-multiple units under an EU financing scheme worth EUR 300 mil. and advising on the development of three depots for railcars maintenance and cleaning worth over EUR 100 mil. using EU funding.

Slovak Ministry of Transport and Construction
Advising the Slovak Ministry of Transport and Construction on state aid in the area of tourism and road transport to counteract the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including support in designing the state aid scheme and representing the state agency in proceedings before the Slovak Antimonopoly Office and the European Commission.

MH Manažment
Advising MH Manažment in the merger of all the heating plants in its ownership to transform them into a single holding.

Key Contacts

Managing Partner:

Jaroslav Ružička
[email protected]

Firm Rankings

Banking & Finance
Band 3


Band 3


Band 1


Dispute Resolution
Band 2


Band 3


Labour & Employment
Band 3


Band 1

Real Estate
Band 1


Restructuring & Insolvency
Band 3



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Employers of insufficient professions in transport, beware! For the year 2023, the government approved the possibility to grant foreigners from selected third countries the so-called national visa, namely for bus and truck drivers, on the basis of which employers can more easily fill the shortage of labor in transport. You can learn more in Martina Poliačikova’s article here.

What does the tenth package of sanctions against the Russian Federation contain?

The European Union adopted further restrictive measures against the Russian Federation. Ján Azud and Matej Škultéty explain what the tenth package of sanctions contains. The latest package of anti-Russian sanctions, issued on the occasion of the first year since the outbreak of the armed conflict, introduces new restrictive measures in response to Russia’s continued actions […]

State to tighten control over foreign investments

Starting from March 1st, a new law on the screening of foreign investments has taken effect, focusing primarily on the country’s security and protection of critical infrastructure. The state may prohibit investments and impose fines in the millions. In addition to the existing sanctions concerning business transactions with companies from Russia and Belarus, this is […]

What does the tenth package of sanctions against the Russian Federation contain?

On February 25, the European Union adopted further restrictive measures against the Russian Federation. Ján Azud and Matej Škultéty explain what the tenth package of sanctions contains. The latest package of anti-Russian sanctions, issued on the occasion of the first year since the outbreak of the armed conflict, introduces new restrictive measures in response to Russia’s […]

Another amendment to the Labour Code – new changes to salary allowances

On 7 December 2022, the Slovak National Council passed a new act to amend and expand the provisions of the Labour Code. The recent amendment was published on 4 January 2023 in the Collection of Acts as Act No. 1/2023 Z. z. and comes into effect on 1 June 2023. This piece of legislation changes some provisions of […]

New Labour Code amendment introduces new obligations for employers

The fifth amendment to the Labour Code passed in 2022 (in the form of Act No. 350/2022 Coll. adopted by the Slovak National Council on 4 October 2022) has been so far the most extensive amendment this year. It comes into effect on 1 November 2022 and introduces several changes and new obligations for employers. […]

Press Releases

Welcome a New Partner…

As of May 1, our office’s partner ranks have been expanded by colleague Ján Broniš, who was promoted from the position of counsel.  Ján is an experienced lawyer with more than 17 years of experience. Since 2009, he has been registered as a lawyer in the Slovak Bar Association. As part of his practice, he mainly focuses […]

05 Jun 2023
Secures its eighth Law Firm of the Year title

Bratislava, 27.4.2023 The publishing house EPRAVO Group in cooperation with the weekly TREND, announced for the eleventh time the winners of the prestigious annual industry ranking Law Firm of the Year for 2023. For the eighth time, RUŽIČKA AND PARTNERS has secured a win in the main category National Law Firm. At the same time, […]

04 May 2023
Awarded Law firm of the year for the eighth time

Law firm of the year for the eighth time in the Law Firm of the Year 2023 competition, our law firm has again won the main prize Domestic Law Firm after a break of several years . We won this prestigious award for the eighth time in the eleven-year history of the competition. We believe […]

02 May 2023

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