Peter Hodál joined White & Case in March 2008. Prior to this, he worked for other international law firms in Bratislava and Washington, DC. In addition to his law degree from the University of Virginia and his master's degree from the University of Economics in Bratislava, he has professional and academic experience from the University of Vienna and Harvard University.
Mr. Hodál has extensive experience in advising firms and State authorities on a broad range of Slovak and EU law issues, with the main focus on public procurement, State aid, competition law, litigation and contract law. He also provided advice on number of PPP and infrastructure projects in the Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic. He is a country correspondent for the European State Aid Law Quarterly and a member of the European Commission Stakeholder Expert Group on Public Procurement.
Mr. Hodal also has experience with sensitive internal investigations and is a regular member of external investigation teams dealing with reports submitted via whistleblowing programs.
His broad range of capabilities also includes working on various successfully executed large scale infrastructure PPP projects. His PPP experience, includes among others, representation of the Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic in relation to the D4 highway project, the first ever PPP infrastructure/road project in the Czech Republic and the Ministry of Transport, Construction and Regional Development of the Slovak Republic in connection with the procurement and contracting of the PPP project for the sections of the D4 highway and R7 expressway in the Slovak Republic.
Advising a significant Czech bank in court proceedings with pledgors who have contested the validity of standard pledge agreements on spurious grounds.
Advising a French global seed company in civil and criminal proceedings related to a fraudulent criminal act by which money was mistakenly transferred from its account to an account held in a Slovak bank by a foreign national not residing in the Slovak Republic.
Advising a significant Slovak insurance company in court proceedings resulting from concluded insurance policies, including court and out-of-court dispute settlement.
Representing a leading construction company in disputes with the Slovak Public Procurement Authority.
Advising a major telecommunications operator in connection with alleged unlawful State aid provided to its competitors.
Co-author of the book European Company Law, published by Linde
Author of several articles on general corporate law and European law