About us

History and profile of the company

CONSULTA s.r.o. was established on 17 February 1992 as an unlimited partnership with an exclusive focus on the provision of legal services. It subsequently transformed into an attorney office after the chamber of commercial lawyers was dissolved.

The founders were JUDr. Peter Šmeringai, prof. JUDr. Ján Cirák CSc., prof. JUDr. Marián Vrabko, CSc., and CONSLULTA s.r.o. is currently the oldest continuously running company providing legal services in Slovakia. It has been housing personalities who later found success as renowned academics, practicing experienced attorneys or even a judge of the Constitutional Court.

About us

History and profile of the company

CONSULTA s.r.o. was established on 17 February 1992 as an unlimited partnership with an exclusive focus on the provision of legal services. It subsequently transformed into an attorney office after the chamber of commercial lawyers was dissolved.

The founders were JUDr. Peter Šmeringai, prof. JUDr. Ján Cirák CSc., prof. JUDr. Marián Vrabko, CSc., and CONSLULTA s.r.o. is currently the oldest continuously running company providing legal services in Slovakia. It has been housing personalities who later found success as renowned academics, practicing experienced attorneys or even a judge of the Constitutional Court.

The company´s long history has been linked with transformation processes that had profound impact across the society. Our lawyers have been working on privatisation, transformation of railways and unbundling of companies in the area of electricity industry.
Our law firm has always had the ambition to be a modern company reflecting not only political changes related to the shift into market mechanism at the time of its foundation but as well subsequent technical advancements of our times and corresponding current needs of clients.

The company´s policy has always been based on personal liability, individual approach, confidentiality and expert level of know-how based on years of experience. Its long-term strategy, on the other hand, highlights moving with the times, collegial solidarity, as well as Christian values.

The specialisation of CONSULTA has always been company law or a broadly defined civil legal matters with significant overlaps into the public law (law of securities, administrative proceedings, administrative justice, energy industries, tax law, constitutional law). A natural generational exchange has brought a change in the legal form and CONSULTA has been operating as a limited liability company since 1 January 2022.  

Team

JUDr. Paulína Marhavá

attorney at law

Božena Rentková

office manager

Mgr. Alexander Šmeringai

attorney at law

JUDr. Matej Marhavý

partner

JUDr. Martin Kello

partner

JUDr. Peter Šmeringai

partner

Services

Company Law
We provide complex legal consultancy in the area of company law and securities law with the emphasis on the law of promissory notes. We assist with the preparation of commercial contracts, foundation, transformation or winding up of companies not only by providing for mere corporate ...
Energy Industries
We perceive the area of energy industries as one of the most significant areas of both local and international industry. We regularly monitor news with respect to electricity industry, gas industry and heating industry, energy regulations, price regulations, as well as acquisitions in the area ...
Labour Law
We offer complex advisory services with respect to labour relations, whether it concerns legal services for employers, agencies of temporary employment, trade unions or individual employees. We follow legislative changes which affect the relationship between the employer and employee ...
Litigious Agenda
We represent our clients particularly in proceedings with respect to declaratory actions, administrative actions or actions for certain performance. We have gained rich experience by procedural representation of clients in civil/commercial and administrative proceedings in the area ...
Administrative Law
Our law firm provides services in the area of administrative law including representation in administrative proceedings in terms of the Administrative Procedural Code, as well as in accordance with special legal regulations (proceedings concerning construction, customs, minor offences, taxes)...
Immovables
We provide complex services with respect to immovables including usage and transfer of title to agricultural and forest land plots. We provide legal counselling in the area of immovables as a part of complex contractual agenda and as well represent clients before governmental authorities in the area of ...

Pro bono

We perceive CSR activities as an inseparable part of being a provider of legal services. Thus, in the long term, our legal counselling also involves us providing free legal aid to natural persons, as well as to organisations which carry out important beneficial activities for the society and operate on strictly non-commercial basis. We honour our pro bono clients and treat each of them individually and with maximum effort.

References

Contact

Bratislava

Mon - Fri

8.00 - 16.30

Šafárikovo nám. č. 4 811 02 Bratislava

Slovak Republic

ID: 31 318 495

Reg.: 18th Feb. 1992, Section: Sro, reg. No. 157658/B

Company Law

We provide complex legal consultancy in the area of company law and securities law with the emphasis on the law of promissory notes. We assist with the preparation of commercial contracts, foundation, transformation or winding up of companies not only by providing for mere corporate changes, but as well by correct setting up of a specific business project including contractual agenda. We are experienced in the provision of legal services for companies with existing legal departments, as well as for entrepreneurs without internal employees. We act on behalf of creditors in insolvency proceedings and are able to help you also with restructuring or reorganisation of internal business structure. We always adjust our legal consultancy to the specific requirements of the client or a particular project.

Energy Industries

We perceive the area of energy industries as one of the most significant areas of both local and international industry. We regularly monitor news with respect to electricity industry, gas industry and heating industry, energy regulations, price regulations, as well as acquisitions in the area of energy production from renewable resources. We have rich experience with unbundling of the production of electric energy from its distribution, we participate in contracts on the transfer of local distribution networks, we also provide legal consultancy regarding contracts for the construction of new power stations. We analyse decisions of the Regulatory Office for Network Industries and if they are in discrepancy with law, we represent clients in administrative proceedings.

Labour Law

We offer complex advisory services with respect to labour relations, whether it concerns legal services for employers, agencies of temporary employment, trade unions or individual employees. We follow legislative changes which affect the relationship between the employer and employee, and we accordingly adjust labour contractual agenda of clients including GDPR. We deal with labour litigious agenda and we have vast experience with representing of employers in proceedings initiated by labour inspectorates.

Litigious Agenda

We represent our clients particularly in proceedings with respect to declaratory actions, administrative actions or actions for certain performance. We have gained rich experience by procedural representation of clients in civil/commercial and administrative proceedings in the area of energy industries as well as in other areas. We furthermore specialise in promissory note disputes, labour disputes, insolvency disputes and damages disputes, including exercising of damages against the government. Moreover, we provide legal aid to clients in the most demanding cases requiring maximum deployment and effort, as well as efficient cooperation within the team of legal representatives. On the other hand, we are able to assist clients with common litigious agenda and collection of claims as well.

Administrative Law

Our law firm provides services in the area of administrative law including representation in administrative proceedings in terms of the Administrative Procedural Code, as well as in accordance with special legal regulations (proceedings concerning construction, customs, minor offences, taxes). As for medical law, we provide legal services with respect to the provision of healthcare and drug policy. We cooperate with renowned tax consultants and provide legal counselling in the area of taxes. Our law firm furthermore offers services in niche areas like mining law and election law.

Immovables

We provide complex services with respect to immovables including usage and transfer of title to agricultural and forest land plots. We provide legal counselling in the area of immovables as a part of complex contractual agenda and as well represent clients before governmental authorities in the area of state construction administration, protection of nature and land, land offices and cadastres. We offer legal services in cases of conflict in real rights particularly with respect to expropriation of land plots affected by strategic investments or in situations when ownership rights are limited by statutory real burdens in the area of energy industries, water management, forestry and mining. As for the area of immovables, we have vast experience with the provision of complex legal services for developers, municipalities, entrepreneurs, as well as for natural persons and interest groups of natural persons.