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Martin Podolan

Practice areas:

Commercial, Energy & Utilities, Corporate & Incorporation, Banking, Employment & Labor, Litigation

    About Me

    Martin Podolan is a General Counsel at Slovenske elektrarne, the second largest power producer in Middle Europe, where he is currently leading a team of 20 lawyers.

    Martin has 11 years of practice experience. He worked for reputed international lawfirms such us White & Case and Linklaters and also in a corporate sector at NAFTA, as a chief legal attorney.

    Martin is qualified to practice in 4 jurisdictions:

    Slovak Republic
    Czech Republic
    New York
    Engand & Whales


    Languages Spoken: German, Slovak, Czech

    Practice Areas

    Licensed since 2001

    1. Energy & Utilities: 30%
      12 years, 27 cases
    2. Commercial: 30%
      17 years, 85 cases
    3. Corporate & Incorporation: 15%
      17 years
    4. Employment & Labor: 10%
      17 years, 23 cases
    5. Other: 15%
    6. More 



    Fixed (Always)

    Payment Types:

    Credit Card

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    Professional Misconduct

    We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

    Avvo Contributions

    Legal Answers


    Award NameGrantorDate Granted
    Best litigator in Slovenske elektrarneSlovenske elektrarne - Enel2010
    One of 10 best energy lawyersHospodarske Noviny2009
    Best energy lawyerERGEG working group2005
    Lawyer (CR, SR 2001) Attorney (NY 2001) Solicitor (ENG 2008)Respective bar association2001
    Wake Forest Law ReviewWake Forest University School of Law1999
    Graduated wih HonorsUniversity of North Carolina1996

    Work Experience

    TitleCompany NameDuration
    General CounselSlovenske elektrarne, a.s.2006 - Present
    Member of the Board of DirectorsPOZAGAS2005 - 2006
    General CounselNAFTA, a.s.2004 - 2006
    AttorneyLinklaters2002 - 2004
    AttorneyWHITE & CASE2000 - 2002
    AssociateCestr2000 - 2002


    Association NamePosition NameDuration
    Slovak Chamber of AdvocatesAdvocate2010 - Present
    Law Society of England and WalesSolicitor2008 - Present
    New York State Bar AssociationAttorney at Law2001 - Present
    Czech Chamber of AdvocatesAttorney2001 - Present
    American Bar AssociationMember2000 - 2002

    Legal Cases

    Case NameOutcome
    Slovenske elektrarne v. Glawishnig (Austria)Successful settlement
    Slovenske Elektrarne - Enel v. Slovak RepublicVictory for Slovenske Elektrarne - Enel.

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    School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
    Wake Forest University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
    University of North CarolinaGermanBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
    Comenius UniversityGerman and Physical EducationN/AN/A
    University of ViennaGerman and Physical EducationN/AN/A

    Speaking Engagements

    Conference NameTitleDate
    Energy lawEnergy law update2006