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Awards & Deals


  • (Law Firm of the Year 2018, Slovakia)

    HKV became the absolute winner in the category Mergers & Acquisitions of the competition Law Firm of the Year 2018.

  • (Law Firm of the Year 2018, Slovakia)

    HKV was ranked among the „highly recommended“ and „recommended“ law firms in the categories Corporate Law, Developer Projects and Real Estate, Banking and Finance, Completion and Restructuring & Insolvency.

  • Law Firm of the Year 2017, Slovakia

    HKV named as the “highly recommended law firm” in seven categories of the competition Law Firm of the Year 2017: Corporate Law, Competition, Developer Projects and Real Estate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking and Finance, Employement and Public Procurement.

  • Legal 500 2017, Slovakia

    Legal 500 guide for the year 2017 identified HKV in five ranking categories: Banking, Finance & Capital Markets; Commercial, Corporate and M&A; Employement; Projects and Energy and Real Estate and Construction.

  • IFLR 1000 2017, Slovakia

    “They have deep knowledge in all areas, provide quick reactions and deliveries and have done a good job recently,” says a client who worked with the firm on project finance.

  • Chambers Europe 2017, Slovakia

    HKV ranked by the Chambers Europe 2017 in the categories Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Employment, Energy, Real Estate and Restructuring/Insolvency.

  • Chambers Europe 2017, Slovakia

    Peter Víglaský is admired by clients and highlighted for his "excellent knowledge of the international environment."

  • Chambers Europe 2017, Slovakia

    Well known as a practitioner who "makes deals happen," Roman Hamala is appreciated by his clients, who say: "He can anticipate future problems and avoid them or provide solutions before we ask."

  • Chambers Europe 2017, Slovakia

    Martin Kluch impresses clients with his "pro-deal" attitude. He is described as "technically very good, very pragmatic and personable. We get clear answers from him. He provides business-oriented advice."

  • IFLR 1000 2017, Slovakia

    The IFLR1000 guide ranked HKV in the categories Energy and Infrastructure and Financial and Corporate for the year 2017.

  • IFLR 1000 2017, Slovakia

    „The approach that we have experienced was client friendly, pro-active and practical,” says a client from the energy industry.


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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)


Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (the General Data Protection Regulation) which aims to set a unified and directly applicable system of rules for personal data protection within the European Union, will enter into force on May 25, 2018.

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Under the new harmonized European legislation, the obligation requiring the preparation of a security project is eliminated, however controllers will be obliged to implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure and to be able to demonstrate that processing is performed in accordance with the Regulation.

The Regulation also introduces the obligation to carry out an assessment of the impact of the envisaged processing operations if the type of personal data processing is likely to result in a high risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons, as well as the obligation to contact the supervisory authority with a request for a consultation if such data protection impact assessment indicates that the personal data processing would result in a high risk.

One of the essential changes concerns the request for valid consent to the processing of personal data, which according to the Regulation, must be presented in a manner which is clearly distinguishable from other matters, in an intelligible and easily accessible form. As a result, the consent to the processing of personal data may not be incorporated into another, un-related declaration.

Moreover, the Regulation introduces a new obligation to report any security incidents related to any event of personal data breach, including but not limited to any loss, theft or abuse of personal data.

Last but not least, the right of the data subject to be forgotten is to be strengthened in cases where the processed personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purpose for which they were collected and the data subject requests their permanent deletion. Unless there are statutory reasons for the further processing of such data, the controller will be obligated to permanently erase such personal data without undue delay.

 Once the Regulation comes into force, the system of fines for infringement of personal data protection rules will also change. Under the Regulation, a fine of up to € 20 million or 4% of a company’s worldwide turnover (whichever is higher), may be imposed.

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Hamala Kluch Víglaský is the best Slovak law firm in the field of M&A


The weekly magazine TREND in cooperation with the publishing house EPRAVO Group s.r.o. announced the 2018 winners of the 6th year of the Law Firm of the Year competition from among law firms active on the Slovak market. The current year was attended by 57 law firms competing in two major categories and 13 categories divided by sectors.

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The law firm Hamala Kluch Viglasky s.r.o., operating on the market since 2006, was once again among the top ranked law firms, this time in six categories, while in the category Mergers & Acquisitions the law firm became the absolute winner. In the categories Corporate Law, Real Estate, and Banking and Finance, the law firm was ranked among the highly recommended law firms, and in the categories Competition and Restructuring & Insolvency, the law firm has been recognised as recommended.

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“Successfully completed transactions and our customers’ satisfaction is the greatest reward for our team. We also highly appreciate the recognition by peers and professionals, that motivate us and we genuinely enjoy such recognition for our work. In the legal services sector, knowledge of the law should be given; however, what is not obvious and what we strive to continuously improve, is to apply the law so that our clients can successfully develop their business and consequently achieve excellent results, thanks to our legal advice and innovative solutions offered by our law firm,” said Roman Hamala, Partner of the law firm Hamala Kluch Viglasky s.r.o.

The objective of the competition “Law Firm of the Year” was, as in the previous years, ranking experts providing legal services in various areas of law in Slovakia, and thus contributing to increasing awareness and legal certainty. The law firms registered for the competition are evaluated by people acting outside the legal industry, and in particular the representatives of large clients, investment banks, audit firm and etc., who assessed the declared transactions from various points of view, such as legal complexity, the overall difficulty, the presence of an international element or societal impact.

 Law Firm Hamala Kluch Víglaský s.r.o.

Hamala Kluch Víglaský s.r.o. (HKV) is an independent Slovak law firm providing, already for 12 years, comprehensive legal and consultancy services to both domestic and foreign clients in all important areas of modern business law, both in the Slovak Republic and abroad.

The lawyers of the law firm have experience at both local and international levels, allowing thus the law firm to offer its clients comprehensive and coordinated advice taking into account their needs It focuses its commercial business approach on the successful and effective management and makes every effort to provide services of matching quality.

The law firm Hamala Kluch Víglaský is regularly ranked by both international and local rating organizations (Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Legal 500, IFLR1000) among the TOP Slovak law firms in all major areas of law, including corporate law, M&A, banking and finance, construction and real estate law.

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