DLA Piper has successfully represented U.S. Steel Kosice before the Constitutional Court of Slovakia in a case regarding employment termination notice under the Slovak Commercial Code. The Constitutional Court reversed the earlier verdict delivered by the Supreme Court.
According to DLA Piper, "the Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic . . . declared that the provision of Art. 134 of the Slovak Commercial Code . . . shall not apply to the decision on organizational changes and hence shall not have impact on the validity of the termination notice from the employment relationship."
U.S. Steel Kosice, a subsidiary of the United States Steel Corporation, is a Slovakia-based steel producer with an annual raw steel production capacity of 4.5 million metric tons for the automotive, packaging, electrotechnical, consumer goods, and construction industries.
DLA Piper’s team in Slovakia consisted of Partner Michaela Stessl, Associate Andrej Liska, and Junior Associate Martina Gondova.