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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


  1. Energy: 30%
    13 years, 27 cases
  2. Commercial Real Estate: 30%
    18 years, 85 cases
  3. Corporate: 15%
    18 years
  4. Employment: 10%
    18 years, 23 cases
  5. Other: 15%
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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