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Promotions in Bird & Bird’s Bratislava team

Ivan Kisely, Counsel based in Bird & Bird’s Bratislava office, has been promoted to Partner, effective from 1 May 2022.

Ivan has 15 years of experience in advising on M&A and corporate issues and commercial law, as well as comprehensive advice to companies in the defence and automotive sectors. Ivan dedicates a part of his practice to innovative areas of law, including modern technologies, AI and autonomous vehicles. He also has extensive experience in providing legal support in public procurement and regulatory matters.

Since joining Bird & Bird in 2020, Ivan has not only strengthened the Slovak team but also Bird & Bird’s international automotive group, thanks to his invaluable experience in the field of electromobility and setting up infrastructure for the use of electric vehicles. Besides companies in the automotive and defence sectors, Ivan has also been supporting clients from a broad range of other industry sectors such as energy, construction, information technology and gaming. Aside from his legal practice, Ivan has been an external lecturer at the Law Faculty of the Comenius University in Bratislava for many years.

Ivan Sagál, the Managing Partner of Bird & Bird Bratislava and Prague noted: “Ivan’s promotion to Partner is an important milestone in the history of our Bratislava office and a testimony to both its stable place in the Slovak legal market and its potential for development and growth. We welcome Ivan’s promotion and look forward to his stepping up to this new role and representing our Bratislava office locally, regionally and across the firm.”

More news from Bratislava’s Bird & Bird office: Katarína Pfeffer has been promoted to Senior Associate. Katarína specialises in commercial, corporate and M&A, and has in-depth experience in all aspects of employment law. Her legal expertise further includes pharmaceutical law and its regulatory specifics.

Bird & Bird LLP is an international law firm which supports organisations being changed by the digital world and those leading that change. Over the years it has become one of the most dynamically growing law firms in the world and is renowned in the field of intellectual property and technology law. It is one of the first international law firms in the world to gain ISO27001 Information Security Management certification.

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