Prof. JUDr. Mária Patakyová, PhD. is the public defender of rights. She is also a part of the Department of Commercial Law and Economic Law of the Comenius University in Bratislava, where she acts in the position of a professor of commercial law with the liability for the commercial law development. As a member of the Academy of European Private Lawyers, Pavia, Italy, she participates on the unification of the European contractual law (prof. Gandolfi). As a member of the administrative board of Europoean Company Law, International Association, Krakow, Poland, she takes part on the process of amending the proposals enacted in the area of European law of companies and of contractual law.