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Michal Porubsky

Senior Associate


Porubsky Michal
Michal Porubsky

Senior Associate


Michal specialises in intellectual property law and dispute resolution, especially in the Life Sciences sector, as well as cross-border investigations, and technology law.

Michal is focused on the Life Sciences, Healthcare and Biotech sectors and is essentially involved in all regulatory and litigation advice provided to Allen & Overy’s Life Sciences clients. Michal has leading expertise in patent and trademarks litigation advice but also focuses on pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and medical device regulatory matters, including product registration, reimbursement and market access, clinical trials, product launches and advertising issues.

In the field of dispute resolution and investigations Michal has acted as a party representative in arbitrations conducted under the arbitration rules of the ICC, VIAC, LCIA and SCAI. In 2016, Michal co-authored the first ever commentary on Slovak Arbitration Act. Michal has also led several major investigations conducted by Allen & Overy’s Bratislava office in pharmaceutical, energy, retail, insurance and consultancy industries.

Following a secondment to the data privacy team of PayPal EMEA, Michal also expanded his expertise into the field of data protection and technology and is currently leading expansion to new technological fields of blockchain, cryptocurrencies and NFTs.

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Mgr, Faculty of Law, Pan European University Bratislava, Slovakia, 2013

LLM, King’s College London, 2012

LLB, Queen Mary, University of London, 2011