During its more than 25 years of existence, Ružička Csekes has established itself as one of the biggest law firms in Slovakia. For the sixth time it was selected as Domestic Law Firm of the Year in the competition sponsored by the weekly magazine TREND and the EPRAVO Group publishing house. Ružička Csekes was also first in the Public Procurement category for the sixth consecutive time, and took first place for the second time in its history in the Corporate Law category.
The firm is regularly ranked in the top tiers of renowned international ranking publications such as Chambers and Partners, IFLR1000 and The Legal 500, and many of our lawyers are recognized as leading practitioners in their fields. The firm also maintained its position as one of the largest Slovak law firms when it rose from 3rd place in 2016 to second place in 2017 in The Slovak Spectator’s ranking of the 10 Largest Law firms in Slovakia.
JUDr. Jaroslav Ružička, PhD., the Office's Managing partner, expressed his delight with the awards: “We are delighted that our over 25 year-long activity on the Slovak market can be measured not only by our individual business successes. We are proud to be a longstanding premium law firm, whose work and results are highly appreciated.”
JUDr. Jaroslav Ružička PhD.
Jaroslav is the managing partner and one of the founders of the firm. During his career, he has worked on many matters related to real estate and construction law. He also has rich experience in corporate transactions and company acquisitions, infrastructure projects and public-private partnerships. His focus is on tangible and procedural administrative law, which he also dealt with in the field of legal theory, university law education and government legislation before setting up his private law practice. He also provides advisory services for foreign investors who intend to enter the Slovak or Czech markets.
Public procurement leader
Ružička Csekes is one of the undisputed leaders on the Slovak market in public procurement, as evidenced by our unprecedented winning streak in this category since the beginning of the competition in 2013. Our attorneys have worked on many major projects for the public sector, providing advice on the construction of motorway, rail and air infrastructure, and supporting state and local authorities in the implementation of health, sports and cultural projects. They have unique experience with PPP projects, as they advised the Ministry of Transport and Construction on the public procurement of the PPP project for the R1 expressway between Nitra and Banská Bystrica. So far, this is the first and only successfully completed and implemented PPP road infrastructure project in the Slovak Republic.
"Public procurement leads to the acquisition of goods, services and construction by the public sector. It is closely related to the strategic needs of the state. At the end of the day, you can see a new or refurbished infrastructure or other real project. As such, public procurement law differs from many other legal sectors. The effort brings visible results that should serve the public for many years." Ján Azud, leading partner for public procurement.
Ružička Csekes also represents a number of private sector companies applying for public contracts in Slovakia or abroad. We have also represented clients in international tenders conducted in Poland, Bulgaria, Belgium, Slovenia and Hungary.
Corporate law: even a small change can fundamentally affect the business
Corporate law is an important area for Ružička Csekes. After several second place finishes, this year the firm repeated its victory from 2014 in the category of the Law Firm of the Year competition.
Ružička Csekes finds its role in the corporate area in providing services of a rather complex and strategic nature, including corporate reorganizations and acquisitions, modifications of organizational schemes, implementation of diverse system measures/precautions across companies and providing strategic advice to solve problems at the top management level. Thanks to the many years of experience of the firm’s lawyers, our clients have come to expect comprehensive, innovative and effective solutions.
"We consider corporate law to be one of the key legal sectors. Although the legislation in this area is quite stable, even a minor change can have a major impact on the business and the legal status of companies and corporations." Lucie Schweizer, leading partner for corporate and M&A.
Ružička Csekes was established in June 2009 by the merger of two independent law firms: Ružička & Partners, s.r.o. and CVD s.r.o., both of which had been operating on the legal market in Slovakia since 1992. The firm thus continued in its operations with the extensive practical experience of its predecessors, who during their existence have acted as strong, reliable and significant entities on the legal services market. The firm offers its clients universal and specialized legal advice in all areas of commercial and business practice with prerequisites for managing the largest projects and transactions.
About our law firm
Ružička Csekes is a full service law firm offering comprehensive, business-oriented legal and tax advice for a wide range of areas including banking and finance, commercial and corporate, employment, energy, insurance, litigation, M&A, private equity, public procurement, real estate, regulatory and compliance, and state aid. Highly ranked in every category by Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500, Ružička Csekes has been named Law Firm of the Year for six consecutive years (2013-2018). The firm consistently delivers the highest quality advice in a clear way for a reasonable value. Ružička Csekes regularly cooperates with the leading law firms around the world through its established referral network to provide its clients with comprehensive advice in central Europe and beyond.
28. May 2018 at 6:00