RUŽIČKA AND PARTNERS: Securing its eight Law Firm of the Year title
The publishing house EPRAVO Group in cooperation with the weekly TREND,
announced for the eleventh time the winners of the prestigious annual
industry ranking Law Firm of the Year for 2023.
For the eighth time, RUŽIČKA AND PARTNERS has secured a win in the main category National Law Firm. At the same time, the firm was first in the categories Public Procurement, defending its position for the eleventh year in a row. The firm has cemented its last year's top achievements in M&A and won in Energy.
The Law Firm of the Year event presented Slovakia's most successful law firms during a special night on Wednesday, 26 April 2023, in Bratislava. The ranking provides an overview to the local market of the key law practice areas and gives out awards in eighteen industry areas and two special categories: Pro Bono & CSR and Best Client Services. In addition, two main awards were presented – National Law Firm and International Law Firm. The results are available at www.epravo.sk and in paper form as a special supplement of the daily Trend titled Law and Legal Profession.
RUŽIČKA AND PARTNERS has defended their win for the eighth time in the main category National Law Firm, confirming their leading position among independent Slovak law firms. The main award generally recognises the law firm that is considered overall best in the respective year based on the opinion of the award committee members, client references, score, value, and the importance of the transactions handled by the firm.
"I am very proud that we are recognised as a reliable and excellent market player whose track record and results demonstrate that. At the same time, I am honoured to lead a team of highly experienced, skilled, and gifted associates who all contributed to the success of complex projects of high economic importance. At the same time, we cater to the day-to-day needs of many clients across a wide spectrum of industries," managing partner Jaroslav Ružička commented on the outstanding result of the law firm he is leading.
In Public Procurement, RUŽIČKA AND PARTNERS ranks among the leaders in the Slovak market, as corroborated by the unique and uninterrupted string of wins in this category that date back to the early days of the ranking in 2013. It is an unprecedented success that has yet to be replicated by any other law firm in the evaluated categories. The firm's associates have worked and continue to work on many major public sector projects. They also represent many private companies participating in public tenders to award public works contracts in Slovakia and abroad.
"Public procurement law is a key area of the law. The public procurement process is a tool that enables both the government and the local governments to cover their day-to-day operational needs but, most importantly, to reach the strategic goals set out in their national and local policies. It is also key for reviving the local economy and counteracting the consequences of the recent global pandemic and security crisis. We are thus particularly pleased to win in this category. Winning eleven years in a row is a success we are very proud of," said Ján Azud, senior partner for Public Procurement.
Being one of the leading legal service providers in M&A, RUŽIČKA AND PARTNERS sees its position through the lens of its specialised corporate transactions team, which has a track record of more than 30 years in the industry and has the skills to cover a wide range of legal aspects of each individual transaction across many sectors of the economy.
Dana Nemčíková, senior partner for Corporate Law and M&A, adds: "M&A is one of the most prestigious areas of legal practice both locally and internationally. We are grateful for the award in this category. The greatest thanks go out to our long-standing clients, as without their trust, a success like this would be impossible."
In Energy, RUŽIČKA AND PARTNERS holds a prime spot in the Slovak legal market, with a notable presence in the wider Central European region, as can be seen from many a major project the law firm has steered to successful completion over its 30-year in the industry.
"Energy is a critical industry of every economy, heavily influencing all the other industries. The events of the past year have underscored this. Energy security and new energy projects have gotten a lot of public attention. Legal advice in this area has become part of the survival strategy for the entire economic system. We feel a certain satisfaction that our work and energy projects have been appreciated and recognized in these hard times in the form of the Law Firm of the Year award," addsDana Nemčíková, the firm's partner for the Energy industry.
RUŽIČKA AND PARTNERS Law Firm
Advokátska kancelária RUŽIČKA AND PARTNERS s. r. o. is one of the largest and oldest law firms in Slovakia. Founded in 1992, the company has an outstanding track record in the legal industry. It is one of the most recognised legal firms offering universal and specialised legal advice and solutions in all commercial and business practice areas.