Taylor Wessing is reporting that it provided Slovakian president-elect Zuzana Caputova and her team with legal advice on contractual matters and opinions and advice on the operative agenda connected with her successful campaign for President.
Caputova, who is a lawyer and anti-corruption campaigner, is a member of the brand new Progressive Slovakia party. She won Slovakia's March 30 election with 58.4 of the second-round vote, defeating European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic. When she takes office on June 15, 2019 she will become the first woman to hold the Slovak presidency, as well as, at 45, the youngest president in the history of the country.
According to a Time magazine report, "Caputova was born to a working-class family in the town of Pezinok in what was then central Czechoslovakia. The divorced mother of two daughters rose to prominence and was nicknamed the 'Erin Brockovich' of Slovakia after leading a successful case against a toxic landfill that was planned in her hometown in 2016. Her 14-year-long case against the wealthy land developer involved organizing protests, filing lawsuits and writing petitions to the European Union."
The Taylor Wessing Bratislava team advising Caputova and her campaign included Partners Radovan Pala and Andrej Leontiev and Junior Partner Dominika Gricova.
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