Michal Davala


Michal joined Hamala Kluch Víglaský in 2015 with relevant experience in public as well as private sector. Prior to joining the law firm, he provided legal advice in areas of real estate, energy, transport and other regulated sectors, state aid, public procurement, administrative and constitutional law, EU law, to national and international companies, public bodies and individual clients while working for locally recognized law firm for three years.

Until 2012 he worked for six years as a state counsel for the Government Office of the Slovak Republic, Department of EU Law Approximation, where he was responsible for coordination of central state bodies implementing EU law into the Slovak legal system. He gained significant experience in assessment of Slovak laws and their compatibility with the EU law. His duties included regular reporting and attendance of the Legislative Council of the Government, representing Slovak Republic in the Working Group of European Council for Codification of Legislation, serving as a contact point for the EU Pilot system of the European Commission, and participating in the Working Group for Revision of the Antidiscrimination Act. While working for the Government Office he has actively participated in drafting of laws in areas of energy, renewable sources, public procurement, environment, personal data protection and others.

Within his publishing activities Michal concentrates mainly on area of Public International Law, International Law of Human Rights, EU law and antidiscrimination.

Practice Experience

Recent transactions & assignments include:

  • CRESCO GROUP, a major Slovak real estate developer, in connection with real estate project South City in Bratislava consisting of area of more than 300.000 sqm;
  • Advising the Ministry of Transport and Construction of Slovak Republic on the contemplated lease/concession of the Bratislava airport;
  • Advising the Breitspur Planungsgesellschaft mbH based in Vienna on EU and Slovak rail regulation affecting the feasibility of the planed broad-gauche rail infrastructure connecting Košice with Vienna;
  • Representation of various local and foreign building companies during preparation of offer/bid to public procurement and during review/appeal procedures within procurer as well as within the Public Procurement Office;
  • Representation of various recipients of non-refundable financial assistance from EU funds in process of corrections as well as in following judicial procedure;
  • Legal services to various local and foreign building companies during realization building works, including infrastructure works based on FIDIC rules;
  • Advising Slovenské elektrárne a.s. in respect to various strategic operation matters and out-of-court disputes with third parties;
  • Legal support for well recognized IT company when implementing project for electronization of public services;
  • National Property Fund of the Slovak Republic in connection with termination of its activities, including preparation of legislation amendments to the Slovak Privatization Act and to other related acts, cooperation of the process with the Slovak Government and preparation of various complex legal analysis and recommendations regarding further disposal or transfer of its assets before termination of its activities.


  • Conflict of Interest in Universal Human Rights Bodies. In: Conflict of Interest in Global, Public and Corporate Governance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012
  • Positive obligations of American states in relation to torture. In: Právnik. Institute of State and Law, Academy of Science of Czech Republic, 2013 (151/6) (written in Slovak)
  • ‘Old-New’ Complaint Procedure of the Human Rights Council. In: DANUBE: Law and Economic Review. European Association Comenius, 2011 (3)
  • Should the ‘margin of appreciation’ be abandoned without delay by the European Court on Human Rights? In: Slovak Yearbook of International Law. Slovak Society of International Law, Volume III 2010-2011
  • Position of Individuals in the Inter-American Human Rights System. In: Days of Law. Brno: Masaryk University, 2010
  • Universal Periodic Review: effective monitoring of human rights standards? In: Days of Law. Brno: Masaryk University, 2009