The EPRAVO Group s. r. o. publishing house, in cooperation with TREND weekly magazine, announced the 2020 winners of the 8th edition of the prestigious Law Firm of the Year contest on 13 May 2020. RUŽIČKA AND PARTNERS law firm claimed the top prize – Domestic Law Firm of the Year – for the seventh time. The firm has also succeeded in the Public Procurement category, defending previous seven consecutive victories. Such an uninterrupted winning streak is an achievement unrivalled by any other law firm across the entire set of categories throughout the contests history.

The formal award ceremony in the form of an evening gala has not taken place this year due to the exceptional circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The results have been published in TREND’s special insert magazine „Law and Advocacy“ and on the web site of The contest is aimed at providing the necessary orientation in key legal areas to players in the local market. This year, contest organisers awarded prizes in sixteen categories and two main prizes – the Law Firm of the Year – Domestic Law Firm and the Law Firm of the year – International Law Firm.

Leading independent law firm scores another triumph

RUŽIČKA AND PARTNERS has successfully defended its respectable leading position in this premium category for the seventh time, affirming its leading position amongst independent Slovak firms. The main prize is awarded to the law firm considered the most eminent one on the market, based on a comprehensive assessment performed on the basis of evaluators’ input, client references, as well as considering the number, value and importance of realized transactions.

JUDr. Jaroslav Ružička, PhD., the Office’s Managing partner expressed his delight with the awards: “We are delighted that our over 25 year-long activity on the Slovak market can be measured by more than just our individual business successes. We are proud to be a longstanding premium law firm, the work and results of which have been appreciated highly by independent legal professionals.”

Public procurement champion

RUŽIČKA AND PARTNERS undoubtedly belongs to the leaders in the public procurement segment of the Slovak legal market, as evidenced by the unique unbroken winning streak in this category since the contest’s inception in 2013. Their lawyers have advised the public sector on a large number of significant projects. Furthermore, the firm represents many private sector companies seeking the award of public contracts in Slovakia or abroad.

„Public procurement provides a gateway to the acquisition of goods, services or construction works by the public sector, and is closely tied to the strategic needs of the state. At the end of this procurement process, results can be seen, whether they are in the form of new or renovated infrastructure or other such tangible project. This is what sets the law of public procurement apart from a large number of other legal areas. Our effort culminates in a result available to serve the public for years to come. This is the very reason why we are especially pleased with the award in this category.”, adds Ján Azud, partner responsible for the public procurement practice.

In other twelve expert categories, RUŽIČKA AND PARTNERS has been ranked among the very recommended law firms.

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Spoločnosť RUŽIČKA AND PARTNERS s. r. o. je zapísaná v Obchodnom registri Okresného súdu Bratislava I, oddiel Sro, vložka č. 58431/B.