Dentons Counsel Patricia Gossanyiova has been appointed as the new Co-Head of the firm's Banking and Finance practice in Bratislava, taking the role over from Slovakia Managing Partner Peter Kubina, who has become Head of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice.
Gossanyiova will lead the Banking and Finance team in collaboration with Partner Stanislava Valientova.
Gossanyiova has over 20 years of experience in advising on financing issues. According to Dentons, “she focuses on syndicated lending transactions, debt instruments (including covered bonds), debt restructuring (both court and out-of-court), private equity (funds) and derivatives/treasury transactions. She also has a strong track record in financial market regulatory matters, including advising on mergers of financial institutions (first in 1998) and the first-ever EU-passported Slovak branch of an EU bank (2005).”
Before joining Dentons in 2017, Gossanyiova spent three years with Bank Austria Creditanstalt Slovakia, over six years with Allen & Overy, and almost five years with Komercni Banka.
“I feel grateful for the trust and opportunity to co-lead our Banking and Finance group in Bratislava alongside Stanislava,” said Gossanyiova. “Despite challenging pandemic times, our practice has a very solid standing on the market, with unique and complex transactions and a talented team on board. I am delighted to be part of our success story.”
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Peter for his hard work in helping to build our Banking and Finance group into a thriving practice which is recognized in many international directories,” added Valientova. “I am very pleased to welcome Patricia as the new co-head of our practice with her wealth of knowledge and experience. I have no doubt that we will build on the team’s significant success together and that we will keep delivering innovation and added value to our clients from the banking and finance sector.”