Vladimír Ivančo

Counsel, Prague


Sources say “Vladimír Ivančo is a very precise, client-oriented, and well-educated person, and he is one of the best in his field.”
Legal 500, Dispute Resolution, Slovakia 2022


Vladimír Ivančo, Head of Slovak desk, has been advising clients for more than fifteen years, and is being recognized as one of the leading dispute lawyers.

His clients benefit from his considerable experience in advising on civil court disputes and arbitrations and representation before Slovak courts, including the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court. He has vast experience in disputes related to damage claims, the determination of title to real estate, preliminary injunctive orders, insurance claims, court reviews of administrative decisions, avoidance actions, claims for the invalidity of legal actions, employment and discrimination claims, and claims related to corporate governance.

He has also advised clients regarding sensitive internal investigations and is a regular member of external investigation teams dealing with reports submitted via whistleblowing programs.

Vladimír's clients include financial institutions and large international clients, whom he advises on a broad range of contentious situations including issues of insolvency law or implementing whistleblowing procedures.

He is also a seasoned mergers and acquisitions, and real estate lawyer providing legal advisory services for an extensive range and number of real estate transactions involving real estate funds as well as international and local developers in connection with large multi-functional development projects in Slovakia.

In addition, Vladimír provides comprehensive labor law advice to numerous leading local, regional and international corporations.

Bars and Courts
Slovak Bar Association
University of Pavol Jozef Safarik

Kosice, Slovak Republic

Ghent University Law School
Master's degree
University of Pavol Jozef Safarik
Kosice, Slovak Republic


Representation of PPF Group N.V. , an international investment group founded in the Czech Republic, on its sale of 50% stake plus one share in PPF Telecom Group's assets in Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia and Slovakia, leading providers of telecommunications services, to Emirates Telecommunications Group Company PJSC (e&) and on the establishment of a joint venture between PPF Group and e& in relation to these assets.

Representation of Avast plc, one of the world's largest cybersecurity companies, on the carve out disposal of its Family Safety Mobile Business to Smith Micro Software, Inc., for US$66 million.

Advised a leading waste management company and its insurer in a dispute with an Italian company which is the supplier of waste incinerator technology in arbitration under the Vienna International Arbitration Centre Rules.

Advising a leading Czech bank in several court proceedings related to pledge agreements concluded with Slovak entities who disputed the validity of such pledge agreements based on dubious grounds, in particular, in conflict with good morals (bona mores).

Advising ŠKODA JS a.s., a Czech engineering company and a supplier of technology for the nuclear energy industry, in connection with contractual matters arising under the EPC contract between ŠKODA JS a.s. and Slovenské elektrárne, a.s., the employer, in respect of the completion of Units 3 and 4 of the nuclear power plant in Mochovce, Slovakia.