Dentons has promoted Patricia Gossanyiova to Partner and appointed her Head of the firm's Banking and Finance practice in Slovakia.
Gossanyiova joined Dentons as a Counsel in 2017 and was appointed Co-Head of the firm's Banking and Finance practice in 2021 (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on March 25, 2021), working together with former Dentons Partner Stanislava Valientova. Before joining Dentons, Gossanyiova spent five years in-house with Komercni Banka, three years as a Partner with Krivak & Co, over six years as an Associate with Allen & Overy, and a further three years in-house at Bank Austria Creditanstalt Slovakia.
Gossanyiova has over 20 years of experience in advising on a range of financing issues, including syndicated lending transactions, debt instruments, debt restructuring, private equity, and derivatives/treasury transactions. According to Dentons, "she also has a strong track record in financial regulatory matters, including advising on mergers of financial institutions and the first-ever EU-passported Slovak branch of an EU bank (2005)."
"I have had the privilege of contributing to the success of our incredibly talented and strong Banking and Finance team in Bratislava, together with Peter Kubina and Stanislava Valientova, for almost 5 years," Gossanyiova commented. "I am very proud of our team and accept the leadership role with great respect."
"Dentons continues to solidify its position as one of the top law firms on the Slovak market and Patricia’s appointment to Partner is an important step in our strategy," commented Dentons’ Bratislava Managing Partner Peter Kubina. "I admire Patricia’s strategic thinking, passion, and team-oriented energy. With her wealth of knowledge and experience, she will lead the team with confidence and distinction."