Juraj Gyarfas

Contact Details
First Name
Allen & Overy
Senior Associate
Area of Specialisation / Arbitration Experience
Commercial Arbitration, Competition Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Pharmaceuticals, Power / Energy, Real Estate
Eurovea Central 1 Pribinova 4
81109 Bratislava
+42 125 9202406
English, German, Czech, Polish
Membership Status
Professional Details
Bar Admission

Slovak Bar Association


Mgr, Law, Comenius University in Bratislava, 2007

LL.M., European Master in Law & Economics, University of Hamburg, University of Haifa, 2010

JUDr., Law, Trnava University, 2011


Commentary on the Slovak Arbitration Act (main author and editor). Gyárfáš, J., Števček, M., et al. C.H.Beck, Prague, 2016, 711 pp.


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)


Looking for the Beneficiary: State Aid Recovery after a Share Deal. In: European Competition Law Review, 33, 2012, 1, p. 40 - 46


Recovery of State Aid in Corporate Groups and Post-Transfer. In: European State Aid Law Quarterly, 11, 2012, 1, p. 33 – 36


Legal Research in Slovakia. In: New York University Hauser Global Law School Program, 2010 (co-
authored with  Juraj Alexander)




Commentary on Sections 5-8 of the Code of Civil Litigation (Arbitral Jurisdiction). In: Števček, M., Ficová, S., et al. Commentary on the Code of Civil Litigation, C.H.Beck, Prague, 2016, p. 88 – 107


Arbitrability of corporate disputes: Terra nova, terra incognita. In: Justičná revue, 67, 2015, No 3, p. 316-342 (co-authored with Kristián Csach)


Commentary on Section 39 of the Civil Code (Nullity of transactions). In: Števček, M., Dulak, A, et al. Commentary on the Civil Code, C.H.Beck, Prague, 2015, p. 252 – 279


The Concept of Representations& Warranties under Slovak Law. In: Bulletin slovenskej advokácie, 3, 2013, p. 26 – 35

Transfer of Business and State Aid Recovery. In: Justičná revue, 63, 2011, 10, p. 1267 – 1274

Lease Agreement for 100 years – Considerations de lege lata and de lege ferenda. In: Justičná


revue, 61, 2009, No. 3, p. 424 – 433 (co-authored with Zuzana Kolenová)


On the Czech Supreme Court Ruling on Limitation of Liability. In: Právní rozhledy, 24/2009, p. 10 – 11, (co-authored with Zuzana Kolenová)


On the Czech Supreme Court Ruling on Long-Term Lease. In: Právní rozhledy, 5/2009, p. 11 – 12 (co-authored with Zuzana Kolenová)


The Slovak Constitutional Court and the European Constitutional Treaty. In: Právny Obzor, 92, 2009, No. 2, p. 189 – 194


Pledge over Non-Assignable Receivables. In: Justičná revue, 60, 2008, No. 11, p. 1591 – 1595, (co- authored with Martin Mendel)


Slovak Courts and Preliminary Procedure at the European Court of Justice. In: Justičná revue, 59, 2007, No. 5, p. 655 – 661

Over 100 blogs and articles on the Slovak and Czech legal blog www.lexforum.sk / www.lexforum.cz: e.g. The Frucona Saga and State Aid Enforcement in Slovakia; On Cheap Roaming Calls and EU  competence; The West Tankers Saga and the Recognition of Declaratory Arbitral Awards; Commission versus Slovakia on Cross-Border Transmission of Electricity; Why Penta Lost Against the State (Jurisdiction in Investment Arbitration); Italian Torpedo Against Arbitration; The European Court of Justice and the Boarders of the State of Israel; Nemo plus iuris strikes back!; Laesio enormis and bonos mores; The Slovak Constitutional Court on the European Constitution; Contractual Penalty upon Repudiation of Contract; European Court of Justice and Jurisdiction in Insolvency Proceedings; Porsche/Volkswagen: A German Saga on Co-Determination in a European Company