Peter Kováč


Of Counsel

+ 421 2 5929 1121

Peter Kováč

Of Counsel
+ 421 2 5929 1121

 

Office

Hviezdoslavovo námestie 13
811 02 Bratislava
Slovakia

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Peter Kováč is Of Counsel in the Bratislava office. He focuses on the life sciences & healthcare sector, dispute resolution, compliance, risk and sensitive investigations and TMT. He has a strong academic background and an extensive professional experience in both criminal and medical forensic law.

Peter is an expert witness in forensic pathology, serology, toxicology and alcohology and a sworn expert witness registered with the Ministry of the Justice of the Slovak Republic. He is an author of several expert publications focusing on local life sciences and healthcare sector regulation and is an acclaimed speaker at sector specific conferences and events.

RECENT ENGAGEMENTS INCLUDE ADVISING

LIFE SCIENCES & HEALTHCARE

  • A GROUP OF HOSPITAL PHYSICIANS in labour disputes related to on-call duty
  • A PRIVATE HEALTHCARE SPECIALIST in negotiation of specific terms of overtime of medical staff and improving working environment conditions (exposition to x-ray, infections etc.)
  • AGEL on the reorganization of working hours and the optimization of the number of employees at one of its hospitals in Slovakia, where labour unions are active
  • VARIOUS PHARMA CLIENTS on numerous Slovak pharma regulatory issues
  • ZDRUŽENIE VŠEOBECNÝCH LEKÁROV PRE DOSPELÝCH SLOVENSKEJ REPUBLIKY on drafting an amendment to the Act No. 581/2004 Coll. on health insurance companies, as amended and drafting subordinate legal regulation

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

  • A GROUP OF HOSPITAL PHYSICIANS in labour disputes related to on-call duty
  • A PRIVATE HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONER regarding a protection of good repute dispute

Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT)

  • OSEZKO, a provider of electronization of health insurance cards, and A TEAM OF EXPERTS AND VOLUNTEERS LED BY SYGIC on the development of a COVID-19 related application COVID-19 Zostan Zdravy (Stay Healthy) to prevent spreading of the virus in the Slovak Republic, including on the preparation of a memorandum of cooperation and other day-to-day advice
  • POWERFUL MEDICAL, a Slovak artificial intelligence and machine learning based healthcare solutions developer, on the incorporation of a company MEDANNOT as a partner of the client, as well as ongoing legal support
  • POWERFUL MEDICAL, a Slovak artificial intelligence and machine learning based healthcare solutions developer, on negotiations of pre-seed investment agreement with Zero Gravity Capital, a venture capital fund in Slovakia fueling early-stage innovations

EDUCATION

  • 2012: Trnava University, Trnava, Slovakia, Faculty of Law, Associate Professor (Doc.)
  • 2010: Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, Faculty of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.)
  • 2005: Trnava University, Trnava, Slovakia, Faculty of Law, Doctor of Law (JUDr.)
  • 2003: Slovak Health University, Slovakia, Qualified Forensic Pathologist
  • 2002 – 2005: Trnava University, Trnava, Slovakia, Faculty of Law, PhD.
  • 1999: Slovak Postgradual Academy of Medicine, Bratislava, Slovakia, Qualified Pathologist Stage 1
  • 1997 – 2002: Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, Faculty of Law, Master of Law (Mgr.)
  • 1990 – 1996: Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, Faculty of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine (MUDr.)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

  • Slovak Bar Association
  • World Association for Medical Law (WAML)
  • European Association of Health Law (EAHL)
  • Sworn expert witness in Forensic Pathology, Serology, Toxicology and Alcohology registered with the Ministry of the Justice of the Slovak Republic

LANGUAGES

Slovak, English, German

PUBLICATIONS

  • Inovácie a trendy v M&A. Praktická príručka, C. H. Beck, 2020 (co-author)
  • Zákon o zdravotnej starostlivosti. Komentár, C.H. Beck, 2015 (co-author)