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Juraj Gyárfáš

Partner, Dentons Europe CS LLP

Member of the Committee for the Recodification of Private Law, Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic

External Lecturer , Faculty of Law of the Comenius University

External Lecturer , Slovak Bar Association


Gender: Male

Year of birth: 1983

Nationality: Slovakia

Type of practitioner:

Counsel, Arbitrator

Jurisdiction(s) in which admitted to practice (if applicable):


Fields of legal expertise:

Civil law, European law

Practice areas:

Joint Ventures, Cooperation, Energy and Natural Resources, Pharmaceutical, Competition, Real Estate, Construction, Engineering, Corporate Law / M&A

Contact details


c/o Dentons, Sky Park Offices, Bottova 2A
Bratislava, Slovakia 81109




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  • Slovak: Native
  • English: Fluent
  • German: Fluent
  • Czech: Fluent
  • Polish: Fluent
  • French: Basic

Relevant arbitration experience:

Counsel: 15-20 (ICC, VIAC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Permanent Arbitration Court of the Slovak Banking Association)

Co-arbitrator: 5-10 (ICC, Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

Education & certifications:

Law (Mgr.), Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, 2007
LL.M., European Master in Law & Economics, University of Hamburg, Germany, University of Haifa, Israel, 2010
JUDr., Law, Trnava University, Slovakia, 2011
PhD., Law, P. J. Šafárik University, Košice, Slovakia, 2019


• Commentary on the Slovak Arbitration Act (main author and editor). Gyárfáš, J., Števček, M., et al. C.H.Beck, Prague, 2016, 711 pp.
• M&A in Slovakia (main author and editor). Gyárfáš, J., Matulníková, K., Vavrák, T. C.H.Beck, Bratislava, 2019, 201 pp.
• Falling at the final hurdle: Review of arbitral awards in enforcement proceedings. 13 December 2018. International Law Office
• Constitutional Scrutiny of Arbitral Awards: Odd Precedents in Central Europe. In: Journal of International Arbitration 29, No 4, 2012, p. 391 - 404
• Slovakia (Overview of Arbitration Legislation). In: Global Arbitration Review, The European, Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Review 2016, p. 117 - 121 (co-authored with Martin Magál and Martina Kasemová)
• Slovakia: New legislation for Central European tiger. Global Arbitration Review, 2015, Volume 10 - Issue 1 (co-authored with Martin Magál and Michal Porubský)
• Has Arbitration Taken a Turn for the Better? In: Global Arbitration Review, European, Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Review 2015, p. 137-141 (co-authored with Martin Magál and Martina Kasemová)
• Slovakia: One Jump Forward, Three Steps Back. In: Global Arbitration Review, The European, Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Review 2014, p. 128 - 132 (co-authored with Martin Magál)
• Slovakia: Court expands power of review. In: Global Arbitration Review, 6, 2011, 6, p. 33 - 34 (co¬-authored with Martin Magál)
• Commentary on Sections 5-8 of the Code of Civil Litigation (Arbitral jurisdiction) and Section 229 (Judgments replacing consent). In: Števček, M., Ficová, S., et al. Commentary on the Code of Civil Litigation, C.H.Beck, Prague, 2022, p. 98 - 118 and 918 - 932.
• Arbitrability of corporate disputes: Terra nova, terra incognita. In: Justičná revue, 67, 2015, No 3, p. 316-342 (co-authored with Kristián Csach)
• Where are we coming from? Where are we? Where are we going? Arbitration in Slovakia. In : Bulletin Slovenskej advokácie, 3, 2019, p. 13-20 (co-authored with Marek Števček)
• Commentary on Section 39 of the Civil Code (Nullity of transactions) and Section 49a (Mistake). In: Števček, M., Dulak, A., et al. Commentary on the Civil Code, C.H.Beck, Prague, 2019, p. 275 – 304 and 459 – 478.
• The Concept of Representations& Warranties under Slovak Law. In: Bulletin Slovenskej advokácie, 3, 2013, p. 26 - 35
• Co-founder, editor and author of over 100 articles at Czech and Slovak legal blog /

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