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About us



Filip Petrinec, PhD.

advocate | attorney at law

Email  filip.petrinec@artelegal.sk

Phone +421 951 826 024


The leading partner of Arte Legal is Filip Petrinec, PhD.
He specializes in compliance, consumer protection and e-commerce, IT law, GDPR, payment services, crypto regulation, protection against money laundering and terrorist financing (AML), litigation, international debt collection, trade agreements, Cloud Computing, actions for damages and non-pecuniary damage and protection of personality.

As a lawyer in the past, he has worked in the field of legislation, implementation of EU law and advocacy. In addition to legal education, he also received an education in the field of business management at the doctoral level of the Faculty of Management of Comenius University in Bratislava.

He has professional experience from the activities of the central state administration body – the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic, where he gained experience in drafting national legislation and implementing EU law in the field of consumer protection and the EU internal market.

For several years he worked as a representative of the Slovak Republic in expert groups of the European Commission dealing with the revision of secondary EU law and the creation of new legislation. He is the author of a commentary on Act No. 102/2014 Coll., As well as many interpretive articles and publications published by Poradca Podnikateľ. At present, in addition to advocacy, he also teaches, consults and lectures

Pratice Areas

  • compliane
  • crypto regulation
  • mobile apps
  • payment services regulation
  • anti money laundering
  • consumer regulation
  • data protection
  • lawsuits
  • indemnity
  • personality rights
  • lawsuits against hospitals
  • criminal prosecution

Take a look on some articles from our publishing activities:

COMMENTARY ON THE ACT: Petrinec F., Act no. 102/2014 Coll. on consumer protection in the sale of goods or provision of services on the basis of a contract concluded at a distance or a contract concluded outside the premises of the seller and on the amendment of certain laws

Commentary on the law; Entrepreneur Advisor; Žilina 2014; ISSN-1337-4966, update no. 109

Prohibition of clothing testing and refunds

April, 2020, Právne Noviny, ISSN 2454-0048, https://www.pravnenoviny.sk/zakaz-skusania-odevov-a-vratenie-penazi

Unfair commercial practices

July, 2017, Právne Noviny, ISSN 2454-0048, https://www.pravnenoviny.sk/nekale-obchodne-praktiky

Payment services – providing gift cards

March, 2019, Právne Noviny, ISSN 2454-0048, https://www.pravnenoviny.sk/platobne-sluzby-poskytovanie-darcekovych-kariet

How is it possible to „optimize“ the entrepreneur’s costs in complying with consumer laws?

April, 2020, Právne Noviny, ISSN 2454-0048, https://www.pravnenoviny.sk/ako-je-mozne-optimalizace-naklady-podnikatela-pri-plneni-spotrebitelskych-zakonov

Mobile applications and rules of their use

February, 2019, Právne Noviny, ISSN 2454-0048, https://www.pravnenoviny.sk/mobilne-aplikacie-a-pravidla-ich-pouzivania

Hotel law: Accident records

March, 2019, Právne Noviny, ISSN 2454-0048, https://www.pravnenoviny.sk/hotelove-pravo-evidencia-urazov

GDPR and merchant loyalty programs

May, 2019, Právne Noviny, ISSN 2454-0048, https://www.pravnenoviny.sk/gdpr-vernostne-programy-obchodnikov

New law on gambling

March 2019, EPI / Business Advisor, ISSN 2644-467, https://www.epi.sk/clanok-z-titulky/Novy-zakon-o-hazardnych-hrach-2019-tt2019.htm

New regulation on the limitation of consumer claims

January, 2019, EPI / Business Advisor, ISSN 2644-4674, https://www.epi.sk/clanok-z-titulky/Nova-uprava-premlcania-spotrebitelskych-narokov-tt.htm

GDPR: Privacy breach

August, 2019, EPI / Business Advisor, ISSN 2644-4674


Personality protection vs. protection of personal data and the right to forget

June, 2018, Legal News, ISSN 2454-0048.

The first serious intervention for UBER granted by EU law

May, 2017, Legal News, ISSN 2454-0048.

A new approach to resolving consumer disputes with traders

January, 2016, EPI / Entrepreneur Advisor, ISSN 2644-4674

Information and Communication Flow and Deposit Control (realization of the „Patriot Act“ in the EU enviroment) – Filip Petrinec, Faculty of Management, Comenius University in Bratislava

March 20, 2013, Online Privacy Conference, Malta 2013: Consenting to your Future

Petrinec F .; Cloud Computing and Its Place in Today’s Information Society; Procedural legislation and its impact on the effectiveness of public authorities,

Proceedings of an international conference; 2012. ISBN 978-80-89267-89-7

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