Dentons has secured an acquittal for businessman Robert Ciz and his spouse Adriana Cizova, who were accused of large-scale fraud involving the Glance House apartment building, located in the Slovakian village of Bernolakovo, near Bratislava.
The defendants were accused of fraudulently attempting to acquire the company that constructed and owned the Glance House building. The couple claimed that the company belonged to their family and accused the prosecution of being manipulated by a well-known criminal syndicate trying to possess the disputed property.
On January 29, 2018, the Bratislava II District Court ruled that no fraud was committed and acquitted the Ciz family of all charges. According to the presiding judge, the company's ownership remains unclear.
Prosecutor Dobroslav Trnka has appealed the judgment.
Dentons Counsel Daniel Lipsic represented Robert Ciz and Adriana Cizova in court.
According to Dentons, the firm is also acting in four other civil cases before the Bratislava II District Court arising from the Glance House case which are directly related to these criminal proceedings. Slovakia Managing Partner Peter Kubina is leading on these matters.