JUDr. Daniel Futej, CSc, LL.M., is the principal in the firm. Until the end of 1999, when he established his own private legal practice, he was European Counsel to the Chicago-based law firm Altheimer & Gray in Bratislava. He was the head of Altheimer & Gray’s Slovakia office. Prior to joining Altheimer & Gray, he served as Counsel at the London headquarters of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), where he was responsible for the negotiation and documentation of a wide variety of transactions involving project finance, debt and equity financing, security registrations, and venture capital investments on the part of the EBRD. He was associated with the Prague office of the New York-based law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, which was preceded by his association with the Washington, D. C. office of the New York-based firm of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, concentrating on Central and Eastern European matters. He graduated from Comenius University School of Law in Bratislava with a juris doctorem degree in 1982. He also holds LL.M. degrees from Martin/Luther University, Germany (1986), and the University of Virginia School of Law (1991). He has published several dozen articles and has lectured extensively on various commercial law and financial law subjects, including European law in Central in Eastern European countries. He is a member of the Slovak Bar Association.
In 2001 he was one of the co-authors of the book Principles of the Insurance Business in the European Union (Základy poisťovníctva Európskej únie). In 2002, as one of the co-authors responsible for the chapter on freedom to provide services in the European Union (including banking services), he published the legal handbook “European Law in the Slovak Republic” (Európske právo na Slovensku). He is fluent in English, German, and Russian.