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Vojtech Pálinkáš

Vojtech Pálinkáš

Vojtech has over 23 years of experience in advising local and foreign clients on a variety of corporate and commercial transactions, including acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and corporate restructurings. His experience spans various countries and industry sectors. He also advises on all aspects of real estate transactions, including construction, development, sales and purchases and leasing. He has also advised on major energy (nuclear, CHP) and infrastructure (roads) projects.

Prior to joining MCL, he worked for 2 years at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Bratislava and then for 18 years at Allen & Overy Bratislava where he headed the M&A/corporate and real estate departments. He has been consistently ranked as one of the leading M&A and real estate lawyers in Slovakia in major legal directories such as Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR. Clients praise Vojtech for his “human approach,” citing him as “the one who was able to calm down the situation and handle the pressure.” Chambers Europe.

Vojtech has participated as a host or speaker at several professional conferences in the Slovak Republic devoted to the topics of M&A, venture capital and real estate organized by Trend, the Bratislava Property Forum and Amcham, He is also the author of several professional legal articles and the co-author of “Changes on the European Electricity and Gas Markets (Zmeny na európskych trhoch s elektrinou a plynom)“, a guide to the laws and regulations of the electricity and gas markets in several European jurisdictions.

Vojtech is a nature and sports lover. As a teenager, he was a member of the Slovak national handball team. He has two daughters and loves to spend time with his family. Vojtech is also fond of spirituality, space, physics and technology, and in recent years he has returned to playing the piano.



Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Law (Mgr., 1999)






Slovak, English, Hungarian, French


Milan Dubec, founder of the online portal, in connection with the reorganization and subsequent sale of his stake in to Just Eat, the global leader in online food delivery

Pavol Jakubec, on the complex legal and tax structuring of his acquisition of the remaining 50% share in I.D.C. Holding through Merge Plan, a special purpose vehicle

Richard Pichoňský and Jan Telensky, in connection with the sale of aquapark AquaCity Poprad and the related accommodation, recreation and health facilities

MiddleCap, on all aspects of the construction and development of London’s Seal House real estate project, regarding the 1970’s office building on the north bank of the Thames, next to London Bridge

EXTENSA GROUP, on all aspects of its exit from the Slovak market, including comprehensive transactional assistance and advice on the sale of several shopping malls and the closure of its operations

Railtrans International, on its acquisition of a 49% stake in MMV Magyar Magánvasút from Illés Holding

Marek Václavík and Petit Press directors Alexej Fulmek and Peter Mačinga, on their acquisition of a minority stake in Petit Press from Slovakian finance group Penta

*HB Reavis, in connection with more than 10 projects in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, including the sale of various properties, such as Aupark, CBC, logistics centers in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, ABC IV and Twin City A to Heitman, NEPI, Česká pojišťovna, Tatra Asset Management, and the Macquarie and IAD Investment funds

*ENEL, on the sale of its 66% stake in Slovenské elektrárne, the largest electric utility company in Slovakia, and successor to the former state monopoly, to EPH

*Slovenské elektrárne, on the construction of units 3 and 4 of the Mochovce Nuclear Power Plant, one of the largest construction projects in Slovakia

*VÚB, in connection with various transactions and projects, including the sale and leaseback of 70 branches in Slovakia and the sale of its former headquarters building in Bratislava

*Slovenská sporiteľňa, in connection with the construction of its new headquarters in Bratislava

*legal services provided prior to joining MCL