Dr. Štefan Detvai

Dr. Štefan Detvai

He graduated from the Faculty of Law of Comenius University in Bratislava in 1969, where he was also awarded a Doctor of Laws degree.

After his studies, he worked as an associate attorney with the Regional Association of Attorneys in Bratislava, where he later worked as an attorney from 1972 to 1990.

In 1990 he chaired the Commission responsible for drafting the new Act on Advocacy. From 1990 to 2010, he served as President of the Slovak Bar Association, being re-elected repeatedly. During his tenure as President of the Slovak Bar Association, he was also a one-term member of the Judicial Council of the Slovak Republic and member of Scientific Councils at the Faculty of Law of Comenius University in Bratislava, at the Faculty of Law of Pan-European University in Bratislava, at the Faculty of Law of Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica and at the Faculty of Law of Trnava University.

He provides legal services in the areas of commercial law, bankruptcy law, civil law, and criminal law, provided it deals with problems associated with entrepreneurial activity, labour law, securities law, law on bills of exchange and cheques, energy and transport law.

He is also a member of the Court of Arbitration of the Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Bratislava.

Dr. Zoltán Ludik

Dr. Zoltán Ludik

After finishing his studies at the Faculty of Law of Comenius University in Bratislava in 1980, he was awared the Doctor of Laws degree in 1981. In 1980 he started to work as a judge candidate at the Regional Court in Bratislava. In 1981 he took up work as an associate attorney and in 1983 he became an attorney. Until 1991 he was a member of the Regional Association of Attorneys. In 1990 he participated in the drafting of the new Act on Advocacy.

Dr. Ludik is one of the founding partners of DETVAI LUDIK MALÝ. He has extensive experience in the area of civil law, commercial law, financial law, administrative law and family law, and also deals with civil and administrative actions, including claims for damages caused under a public-law relationship. He also focuses on the assertion of rights to real and personal property, including declaratory actions and exercising rights of lien. He also represents clients in arbitration proceedings.

Besides civil law, the main focus of his work concerns banking and finance, tax and insurance law, including representation of banks, insurance companies and leasing companies. This also encompasses the management of claims, mergers and demergers of financial institutions, and special financial transactions. He also represents clients in the automotive industry.

He is currently a member of the Slovak Bar Association and of several international lawyers' organisations: DACH European Bar Association, ABA - American Bar Association, IBA - International Bar Association, etc.

From 1992 he served several terms as a member of an auditing committee of the Slovak Bar Association.

Mgr. Jakub Malý

Mgr. Jakub Malý

Jakub studied law at Comenius University, Faculty of law in Bratislava.

Prior to earning his law degree, he worked as a legal assistant since 2005. Since joining DETVAI LUDIK MALY in 2008, he has advised clients from automotive and heavy industry, healthcare and pharma, banking and finance.

Jakub focuses his practice on corporate and project finance, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), insurance and risk management, labour and employment including employee participation and remuneration schemes. He has successfully represented clients in various high profile litigation cases. Jakub became a partner of the firm in 2014.

He is a member of Slovak Bar Association (SAK) and various international organizations such as: DACH - Europäische Anwaltsvereinigung, ABA - American Bar Association, IPBA - Inter-Pacific Bar Association.

Jakub serves as a member of the supervisory board in petrochemical company and as a chairman of a supervisory board in a transport infrastructure company.

As a part of his volunteer work and pro bono acitvities, Jakub advises various NGOs and non-profit organizations as well as disadvantaged individuals.