Kinstellar has appointed Vladimír Polička to its senior team in Slovakia as managing associate and head of the local banking & finance and real estate practices.

Polička is a highly regarded lawyer in Slovakia with more than 17 years of experience in banking and finance, real estate and development and general corporate and business law.

He previously worked an in-house attorney at ING Group – a leading European banking and financial services corporation – and at Všeobecná úverová banka (Intesa Sanpaolo Group) – one of the largest Slovak commercial banking services providers.

Polička has advised significant clients, including private equity funds and financial institutions (acting as lenders, arrangers and agents), on numerous acquisition financing projects in the CEE region, as well as on numerous corporate law matters.

He graduated from Comenius University in Bratislava in 2000 and is a member of the Slovak Bar Association.

Kinstellar also announced that Miroslav Kapinaj will be leaving the firm on 14 September 2017 to pursue a new career in Luxembourg. Kapinaj has played an important role in launching and running our Bratislava office.