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10/19/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/19/2021 02:59

Patricia Gossányiová appointed Partner and Head of Dentons’ Banking and Finance practice in Slovakia

October 19, 2021

Bratislava-Global law firm Dentons has promoted Patricia Gossányiová to partner and appointed her Head of the Banking and Finance practice in Bratislava. In her new role, she will be responsible for leading the delivery of high quality finance, capital markets and financial regulatory advice to the Firm's clients in Slovakia.

Patricia Gossányiová has over 20 years' experience in advising on a wide range of financing issues, including syndicated lending transactions, debt instruments (including covered bonds), debt restructuring (both court and out-of-court), private equity (funds) and derivatives/treasury transactions. She also has a strong track record in financial regulatory matters, including advising on mergers of financial institutions and the first ever EU-passported Slovak branch of an EU bank (2005). She also co-drafted the Slovak netting legislation (2004) and the first Slovak netting opinion for ISDA. She has represented financial institutions in proceedings before the regulator and in litigations at court.

She takes over the leadership of the Banking and Finance practice in Bratislava after Stanislava Valientová left Dentons in order to accept the role of Chief Legal Officer at J&T REAL ESTATE.

Patricia Gossányiová commented on her appointment: "I have had the privilege of contributing to the success of our incredibly talented and strong Banking and Finance team in Bratislava, together with Peter Kubina and Stanislava Valientová, for almost 5 years. I am very proud of our team and accept the leadership role with great respect."

"Dentons continues to solidify its position as one of the top law firms on the Slovak market and Patricia's appointment to partner is an important step in our strategy." said Peter Kubina, Slovakia Managing Partner. "I admire Patricia's strategic thinking, passion and team-oriented energy. With her wealth of knowledge and experience, she will lead the team with confidence and distinction. I would also like to thank Stanislava Valientová for her immense contribution to our Firm and our clients over the last 7 years. We wish her all the best, and hope to continue working with her as a valued client.

Dentons' Bratislava office employs 24 lawyers, including three partners. Dentons has been present in the Slovak market for more than 25 years through its legacy firms.

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