He worked as an attorney since 1963. He is one of the founders of BLAHA, ERBEN & PARTNERI law firm. He focused on commercial, civil, tax and labour law.
He was the first President of the Slovak Bar Association after 1990, later its Vice-President, he is still a member of various bodies within the Slovak Bar Association.
He is the author and co-author of textbooks and academic textbooks, he gave lectures at the Faculty of Law of Comenius University and the University of Economics in Bratislava. When the Slovak Republic joined the EU, he initiated the project and participated in preparing the publication An Attorney before the European Courts. He is the author of several articles in the field of law, and he still writes articles and books dealing with various social and community topics. He does not practise law since 1 January 2018.
JUDr. Pavol Erben
He graduated from the Faculty of Law of Comenius University in Bratislava.
He has been working as an attorney since 1978. He is one of the founders of BLAHA, ERBEN & PARTNERI, focusing on international, commercial and civil law. He is a specialist in arbitration law.
He acts as an arbitrator at the Arbitration Court of the International Court of Arbitration (ICC) in Paris, arbitrator at the International Court of Arbitration of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce in Vienna (VIAC), arbitrator at the Arbitration Court of the Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RS SOPK) and arbitrator of the Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (SIAC). His team has extensive experience with arbitration proceedings, both as arbitrators, but also as legal counsels of parties to such proceedings, mainly in arbitrations conducted at the RS SOPK and ICC in Paris.
He was the head of the Slovak Bar Association´s Delegation in the CCBE (Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe). He is a former member of the Bar Council of the Slovak Bar Association, and the first Honorary Consul for the Canadian Consular Office in Slovakia. He is the chairman of the Examination Board for the Bar exams within the Slovak Bar Association.
He has been working as an attorney since 2006. He became a partner of BLAHA, ERBEN & PARTNERI law firm in 2006, focusing on commercial law, corporate law, civil law, family law, leasing, loans, bills or exchange, bankruptcy and restructuring. He participated in the drafting of complete contractual documentation for a leading non-banking company providing funding in the area of agriculture; he has extensive experience with mergers, notification of concentrations and with representing clients in the administrative justice proceedings.
In 2001, he attended a specialized legal English language course in Los Angeles, and he also participated in an internship in a law firm in Austria. He performed mandatory military service at the Military District Court in Bratislava, where he dealt with criminal law. He is an arbitrator at the Arbitration Court of the Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
He has been working as an attorney since 1995. He became a partner of BLAHA, ERBEN & PARTNERI law firm in 1995, focusing on private as well as on public law, mainly on complex solutions of legal agenda of companies operating in the automotive and pharmaceutical sectors. He has extensive experience with all aspects of family law, including but not limited to the care of children, child maintenance and the distribution of matrimonial property. He deals with investment grant projects under the EU law and with international transactions of companies.
Having completed his university studies, he worked in the Judicial District of the Higher Regional Court in Vienna until 1992, and he then sat as a judge of the District Court Bratislava I until 1995.
In 2011, he completed a mediation training course, passed the examination and was issued a certificate authorising him to practise as a mediator. He is registered in the Roll of Mediators of the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic.
He completed a law degree at the Law Faculty of Trnava University in 2004, and he passed a doctoral (JUDr.) exam at this University in 2007. He practised as a trainee attorney in BLAHA, ERBEN & PARTNERI law firm from 2004 to 2007. He has been working as an attorney since 2008; he has been practising law through VALACHOVIČ & PARTNERS s.r.o. since 2017. He became a partner of BLAHA, ERBEN & PARTNERI law firm in 2018.
He specializes mainly in civil and commercial law, focusing on real estate law, tenures and issues of ownership of apartments and non-residential premises, management of apartments and non-residential buildings and the agenda thereto related. He represents clients in proceedings before the courts and administrative authorities, including representation before the Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic and the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg in connection with the protection of fundamental human rights and freedoms.
In addition to his professional practice as an attorney, he occasionally gives lectures and writes articles and books on various topics in the field of civil and commercial law.
JUDr. Marek Valachovič, PhD. was the head of a team of authors writing the expert commentary on Act No. 182/1993 Coll. on the Ownership of Apartments and Non-residential Premises as amended, published in 2012 by C. H. Beck Publishing Company. He received prizes for his articles published in the Bulletin of Slovak Advocacy in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014 within the publishing competition organized by this peer-reviewed periodical.
In 2014, he completed his postgraduate studies at Pan-European University, where he was awarded a PhD. degree in civil law, and he completed his dissertation thesis on "Ownership of Apartments", a substantial part of which was published in 2015 by C. H. Beck Publishing Company as a separate monograph.
He has been a member of the Examination Board for the Bar exams within the Slovak Bar Association since 2011, and a member of the Private Law Reform Commission set up by the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic since 2015.
Pledge under the Section 15 of the Act No.182/1993 Coll. In: Bulletin slovenskej advokácie No.1-2/2008 pages 13-18.
Pre-Emption Right to the Ownership Interest and Consequences of its Violaton Part I. In: Bulletin slovenskej advokácie. No. 7-8, 2010, pages 26-36.
Pre-Emption Right to the Ownership Interest and Consequences of its Violaton Part II. In: Bulletin slovenskej advokácie. No. 9-10, 2010, pages 8-19.
Selected Issues related with the Transfer of the Ownership Interest. In: Conference Volume - 16th Slovak Days of Commercial Law. 2010, pages 62-77.
Issue of the Transfer of a Business Share in the Limited Liability Company in the Light of the Theory and Practice. In: Justičná revue, No. 1, 2011, pages 55-71.
Some Problematic Issues of the Last Amendment to the Act No. 182/1993 Coll. on Ownership of Apartments and Non-Residential Premises. In: Justičná revue, No. 4, 2011, pages 563-583.
Several Notes to Pertinences of the Contract on Transfer of the Ownership of Residential and Non-Residential Premises. In: Justičná revue. No. 4, 2012, pages 495-507.
Act on Ownership of Residential and Non-Residential Premises. Commentary. Praha : C. H. Beck, 2012, 1376 pages.
Establishment and Perfection of the Pledge to Secure (Not Only) Future Claims Part I. In: Bulletin slovenskej advokácie. No. 7-8, 2012, pages 29-37.
Establishment and Perfection of the Pledge to Secure (Not Only) Future Claims Part II. In: Bulletin slovenskej advokácie. No. 9, 2012, pages 29-37.
Status of Association of Appartments and Non-Residential Premises Owners in Bankruptcy and Restructuring Proceedings. In: Justičná revue. No. 2, 2013, pages 231-240.
Once again to the Fundamental Pertinences and Enclosure of the Contract on Transfer of the Ownership of Residential and Non-Residential Premises. In: Justičná revue. No. 5, 2013, pages 731-745.
Problematic Building Management of Non-Residential Premises Part I. In: Bulletin slovenskej advokácie. No. 7-8, 2013, pages 6-16.
Problematic Building Management of Non-Residential Premises Part II. In: Bulletin slovenskej advokácie. No. 9, 2013, pages 6-16.
Violation of the Right to a Fair Trial by Courts' Failure to Serve Procedural Documents on Litigants. In: Bulletin slovenskej advokácie. No. 11, 2013, pages 10-17.
Violation of the Right to Judicial Protection of Respondent in Rejection and Dismissal of Proposal to Interim Measure. In: Justičná revue. No. 4, 2014, pages 457-478.
Compliance of Legislation Governing the Approval and Making of Agreements on Internal Structural Alterations and Storey Extensions with the Constitution. In: Bulletin slovenskej advokácie. No. 7-8, 2014, pages 16-24.
Several Notes to the Last Amendment of the Act on Ownership of Apartments and Non-residential Premises. In: Justičná revue. No. 4, 2015, pages 546-563.
Ownership of Apartments. Bratislava : C. H. Beck, 2015, 320 pages.
Effect of the dissolution of the party on the decison on urgent and securing measures or do these measures have a personal character? In: Civil law. No 4, 2016, pages 2-14. (article was published in co-autorship with JUDr. Slavomir Rabatin).
Some legal aspects of contracts concluded by management of apartment buildings. In: Conference Volume - 22th Slovak Days of Law. 2016, pages 19-28.