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Martin Shapiro

Address: My address, 999 99, City, Country
Date of birth: 1986-11-10
Email address:
Phone number: +99-9999-9999


  • An enthusiast lawyer.
  • Adhering to "client first" approach.
  • Looking for new challenges and lessons every day.

Work experience

01/2016 - present, Senior Associate, Majernik & Mihalikova, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Participating on due diligence (focusing on commercial law, corporate law, energy law and IP rights) and leading the team in the due diligence process.
  • Participating on various M&A transactions (technology and energy firms), representing four venture capital funds (three of them having foreign background) and also (rarely) representing founders. Negotiating, drafting and reviewing transaction documentation.
  • Negotiating, drafting and reviewing financing documentation including interbank loans.
  • Drafting and reviewing various commercial agreements.
  • Providing general advisory to companies active in energy market (including major Swiss and Ukrainian suppliers and global oil&gas enterprise) as well as to technology companies (some of them well known startups).
01/2014 - 12/2015, Junior Associate, Majernik & Mihalikova, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Drafting and reviewing various commercial agreements as well as agreements on IP rights.
  • Due diligence of technology companies (focusing on corporate law, commercial law and IP rights).
  • Drafting and reviewing transaction documentation.
  • Legal analysis of commercial law, corporate law, energy law and IP right law.
  • Drafting and reviewing draft of an amendment of Commercial Code introducing Simple Joint Stock Company and drafting commentary (published by Wolters Kluwer, 2017) to certain provisions.
  • General advisory to energy and technology companies.
01/2013 - 12/2013, Lawyer/Consultant, Aspiro, Slovakia; Turkey; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Kyrgyzstan
  • Drafting documents necessary for tender procedures (tendering water infrastructure, ferries to be funded by EBRD).
  • Evaluation of tenders in various countries.
  • Liasing with EBRD on various projects and events.
06/2011 - 11/2012, Junior Associate, Blanar & Blanarova, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Legal analysis in the field of corporate, energy and European law.
  • Drafting and reviewing documents related to cross-border sale of shares of major Slovak energy company.
  • Reviewing draft of new energy legislation.
  • Gathering, analysing and organizing hundreds of documents for purpose of investment arbitration.
  • Covering corporate agenda for various clients.


09/2006 - 06/2011, Masaryk University, Brno, The Czech Republic

Degree program: Law and Legal Theory, master program

Thesis title: Impact of international law on transnational mergers

09/2010 - 01/2011, Saxion University, Enschede, the Netherlands

Degree program: International Business and Law, Erasmus study placement 


01/2016, Attorney, Slovak Bar Association




Good market knowledge
Goal driven
Creative thinker
Always on time
Computer skills
Position Overview:

Senior Associate

The main purpose of an Associate or Senior Associate lawyer in a law firm is providing technically sound legal advice on a broad range of issues and maintaining working relationships with clients and supervisors, especially the firm’s partners. Among the day-to-day responsibilities of an associate are drafting contracts and other important documents, preparing conference and board meetings, enduring timeliness for document collection, researching cases, and building their own knowledge of legal business. The basic formal requirements for this role are at least 2 years’ PQE, strong academic performance, and good interpersonal and time management skills. Knowledge of the country’s legal system has to be a given.

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