Ivan Kmotrík claims that until recently he was not involved with Infra Services, which provides water utility BVS with €40m in services annually. He says he bought the stake for an undisclosed sum from lawyer Peter Ďurček, while media allege Ďurček was Kmotrík’s cover. Kmotrík wants to buy a stake in BVS and until 2025 holds a pre-emptive right to buy a 6% stake held by the city of Skalica. To complete the sale, the BVS charter would have to change. Bratislava owns 59% in BVS and the city mayor Matúš Vallo rejects this and wants BVS to terminate its contract with Infra Services. Kmotrík wants Infra Services to be involved in his real estate development projects.