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Kinstellar Announces New Head of Real Estate and Banking & Finance in Slovakia

Kinstellar Announces New Head of Real Estate and Banking & Finance in Slovakia


Kinstellar has announced that Vladimir Policka has joined its senior team in Slovakia as Managing Associate and head of the local banking & finance and real estate practices.

According to Kinstellar, Policka "is a highly regarded lawyer in Slovakia with more than 17 years of experience in banking and finance, real estate and development, and general corporate and business law. He previously worked an in-house attorney at ING Group – a leading European banking and financial services corporation – and at Vseobecna Uverova Banka (Intesa Sanpaolo Group) – one of the largest Slovak commercial banking services providers." In addition, the firm reports, "Vladimir has advised significant clients, including private equity funds and financial institutions (acting as lenders, arrangers and agents), on numerous acquisition financing projects in the CEE region, as well as on numerous corporate law matters."

In addition to the four years he spent with ING (from 2000-2004) and the three and a half years Policka spent with VUB (2004-2008), he spent over three years in private practice with PRK Partners (2008-2011) and another six with Skubla & Partneri (2011-2017). Policka graduated from Comenius University in Bratislava in 2000 and is a member of the Slovak Bar Association.

Adam Hodon, Kinstellar's Bratislava-based Partner, commented that: “We are pleased to welcome Vladimir on board. He is a great addition to our team and brings significant experience, relationships and vigor to our banking & finance and real estate practices.”

Simultaneously, Kinstellar also announced that Slovakian Managing Associate Miroslav Kapinaj was leaving the firm "to pursue a new career in Luxembourg."