Marek Staroň | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Marek Staron
Marek Staron

Marek Staroň

Partner, Bratislava

T +421 2 5441 5100

E mstaron@whitecase.com

“Marek Staroň is admired for the ‘versatility’ that enables him to adeptly handle banking and finance, capital markets and corporate/M&A mandates.”

Chambers Global 2014

Overview

Recognized by Chambers 2014 as a top tier practitioner in corporate/M&A, banking and finance and energy law, Marek Staroň assists domestic and international clients with a wide range of related matters, including mergers and acquisitions, and energy deals.

A valued resource for clients both in the Slovak Republic and around the world, Marek offers the benefit of his wide-ranging legal experience, practicing in and across multiple areas of law for the past 18 years. Dual-qualified in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, he worked in the Firm's Prague and New York offices before relocating to Bratislava.

Marek's multi-sector practice makes him particularly adept at guiding clients through the maze of complex legal issues arising from their business activities. His significant transactional record spans mergers and acquisitions, securities, variety of banking and project finance deals.

Marek's skill in developing and executing the most challenging of transactions has led to his involvement in a number of ground-breaking deals, noted for their complexity and pioneering dimension. Most recently, he led the team that advised the Slovak Government in connection with the major overhaul of its energy legislation, and the subsequent reshaping of the ownership structure of Slovakia's leading natural gas industry operator, which involved a series of complex transactions with a total value of more than € 2.5 billion.

Marek's advisory practice spans an array of corporate matters, across a range of territories and business areas. He brings particular insight to issues faced by clients in the areas of electronic communications, energy and financial services. Drawing on his significant experience of these sectors, he has acted as legal counsel on most of the major transactions within Slovakia.

Bars and Courts

  • Slovak Bar Association
  • Czech Bar Association

Education

  • LLM, Cambridge University
  • Master's Degree, Comenius University

Languages

  • English
  • Czech
  • German
  • Slovak

Experience

J.P. Morgan and Citibank, 2015

Advising J.P. Morgan and Citibank on the € 900 million dual track IPO/Direct sale of 49% stake in Slovak Telekom.

Enterprise Investors, 2008–2014

Advising Enterprise Investors on numerous private equity investments in the Slovak and Czech Republics.

Unibail-Rodamco, 2011–2014

Advised Unibail-Rodamco in connection with its more than € 150 million acquisition of the remaining 50% stake in Aupark, a.s., shopping Centre located in Bratislava.

Skanska, 2008–2013

Advised Skanska in several arbitration cases with Národná diaľničná spoločnosť, a.s.

Awards & Recognition

Leading Lawyer (Band 1): Banking & Finance and Corporate/M&A – Slovakia, Chambers Global 2014, Chambers Europe 2014

Leading Lawyer (Band 1): Energy – Slovakia, Chambers Europe 2014