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I am a lawyer who loves his profession. Curious and passionate about reading - both non-fiction (mainly 20th century history, behavioral economics etc.) and fiction (temporary authors as well as fantasy). We have successfuly built up a Slovak attorneys office from 3 persons (2 attorneys and a "office" manager) in 2004 to more than 25 collaborators today making it one of the largest law firms in Slovakia. Owing to my family background (both parents are glass artists), I have been specialising in IP law and I am also expert on corporate matters (e.g. co-authored a Wolters Kluwer commentary on Slovak Commercial Code, part on joint stock companies) including shareholders agreements, and sometimes disputes. I was one of the drafters and driving force in the working group that prepared the amendment of the Slovak Commercial Code that was passed in November 2015, introducing simplified joint stock company - a legal entity specifically designed for the current requirements of venture capital financing of start-ups. Working with people - enabling them to grow in specific legal fields is another part of my professional life where I invested a substantial part of my time. I am extremely proud that we have been able to "nurture" almost a dozen students who have become greatly talented young attorneys and continue to work with us. Under the lead of Andrej Leontiev and me, Taylor Wessing Slovakia has been awarded the Via Bona 2015 award for responsible SME.