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Michal Porubsky

Senior Associate


Porubsky Michal
Michal Porubsky

Senior Associate


Michal specialises in commercial arbitration and dispute resolution, as well as pharmaceutical and intellectual property law, data privacy and real estate M&A. Since joining Allen & Overy, Michal has been an integral part of our Life Sciences team and was essentially involved in all regulatory and litigation advice provided to our Life Sciences clients.

Michal has also 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. In addition, Michal was involved in a number of cross-border and domestic real estate M&A transactions. Following a secondment to the data privacy team of PayPal EMEA, Michal also expanded his expertise into the field of data protection.

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Code on screen

Blog Post: 02 DECEMBER 2021

Thaler v Comptroller General of Patents, Trade Marks and Designs: Court of Appeal Judgment on Machine Inventors

The Court of Appeal (Arnold LJ, Laing LJ and Birss LJ) handed down its judgment in Thaler v Comptroller General of Patents Trade Marks And Designs on 21 September 2021. The court held, with Birss LJ…

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Collection of lights

Publications: 30 NOVEMBER 2021

The sun never sets on English law governed debt: reviewing the Re Prosafe SE decision

The recent decision in Re Prosafe SE pits the principle of freedom of contract against the increasingly popular modified universalism in the cross-border restructuring and insolvency space.

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Strings of code

Publications: 26 NOVEMBER 2021

Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) publishes draft regulations for network data security management

On 14 November 2021, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) published a consultation draft of the Regulations on Network Data Security Management (Network Data Security Regulations) for public…

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Publications: 11 OCTOBER 2021

GIR - data privacy & transfer in investigations

Investigations, now a fact of business life, matter and need to be run wisely. Adhering to data privacy laws is a key component of this, especially for international matters.  

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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