Our firm assists clients in litigation, pre-arbitral and arbitration procedures in respect to complex cases which involve our client’s business or affairs.

Dispute resolution team covers all procedural stages, from the early stage of the proceedings, in which we analyze the facts of the case and principal legal issues, to the planning of the procedural tactics as well as the actual representation of the client before the arbitration tribunal or court of law.

Our services commonly include:

  • business transactions litigation
  • shareholders disputes
  • management litigation
  • banking & finance litigation
  • real estate and property litigation
  • employment disputes
  • restructuring and insolvency litigation
  • international arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution

Recent transactions & assignments:

Advising TRICORP Development in a dispute with the general contractor of one of the major residential projects in Slovakia

Advising the National Property Fund in an extrajudicial settlement of certain dispute

Advising Slovenské elektrárne, a.s. in various extrajudicial disputes


Restructuring and insolvency are part of everyday business life. Our legal experts in all fields of law get together and advise borrowers, lenders and other parties interested in restructuring. Our activities also include assistance in court and arbitration proceedings in insolvency matters together with advice to owners, management and boards of directors in companies that are experiencing capital shortages and possibly facing insolvency. Our insolvency team provides also advisory of creditors’ rights in bankruptcy or restructuring cases with regard to legislation governing misuse and management liability.

Another part of our Restructuring & Insolvency practice is the corporate restructuring and reorganization of companies and groups that need to optimize their business and operations and find better business structures even though the insolvency is not imminent. Our lawyers have significant know-how in business and tax structuring of various businesses.

Our services commonly include:

  • cross-border debt restructurings
  • multinational insolvencies and workouts
  • strategies for distressed investors to obtain control of troubled companies
  • pre-packaged and pre-arranged plans of reorganization
  • distressed M&A including acquiring assets out of formal insolvency proceedings
  • restructuring and insolvency litigation
  • corporate restructurings and optimization

Recent transactions & assignments:

Comprehensive corporate restructuring of the Building Efficiency division of Johnson Controls in the CEE region, including, inter alia, share acquisitions, the sale of an enterprise and two mergers

Legal services to the executive director of Medina Tours, s.r.o. (one of the largest Slovak travel agencies) on controlled bankruptcy initiated by the debtor

Corporate and finance restructuring of Euro MAX Slovakia, a leading Slovak developer that specialises in the regional shopping and entertainment centre industry

Representation of Tatrabanka, a.s. as the syndicated agent acting on behalf of the club of banks, in the insolvency and restructuring proceedings initiated against Nylstar Slovakia, a.s., the largest Slovak polyamide producer


Our Employment Law practice covers employment law in the widest sense of the word. We stay up-to-date in this very dynamic field of law full of frequent legislation changes and aim to provide the clients with legal advice to achieve correct and stable workforce management strategies and employment policies in line with the respective laws.

As part of this practice area we offer our “Expatriate Immigration & Visa program“ under which we provide extensive advice and assistance on immigration requirements for the employment of expatriate executives, managers and staff. This includes obtaining the appropriate permits and visas, personal accreditation cards and co-ordination of work status with immigration issues.

Our services commonly include:

  • employment and executive employment contracts, and other contracts and arrangements regulating the relations between employers and employees
  • transfers and mobility of employees
  • work rules, employee handbooks and other internal rules
  • employee remuneration policies and schemes (profit-sharing, bonuses and other incentives)
  • dismissals, layoffs, downsizing, plant closures and mass layoffs
  • employment disputes and litigation
  • trade union, strikes and collective bargaining matters
  • personal data protection and privacy matters
  • discrimination and harassment matters
  • expatriate immigration & visa program

Recent transactions & assignments:

Day-to-day employment legal advisory to all Slovak JOHNSON CONTROLS entities, particularly in respect to employment contracts, benefit schemes, termination of employment relationships, labor unions, work safety, occupational illnesses, etc.

Day-to-day employment legal advisory to major Swedish fashion brand LINDEX within all employment law areas, especially in respect to employment contracts, benefit schemes and termination of employment relationships in LINDEX entities in Slovakia and Czech Republic

Immigration and visa advisory services to several US citizens being transferred from AT&T headquarters to to the top management of AT&T in Slovakia.


Our energy, infrastructure and transport department offers full service to both private and public sector clients in the infrastructure and transport businesses, energy and resource companies and utilities, whether as active or passive investors and intermediaries in those areas.

We are able to provide comprehensive service to clients with a focus on energy regulation, energy trading and derivatives, environmental law, dispute resolution and arbitration, projects and corporate finance. We have considerable experience in helping clients in the electricity, oil and gas sectors, both upstream and downstream, as well as in the water, sewage, mining and minerals industries.

Our energy, infrastructure and transport practice commonly advises on:

  • regulatory, licensing and price control issues
  • project financing
  • private and public M&A transactions
  • long and short term trading contracts
  • PPP matters
  • transport and logistics
  • highway construction
  • utilities infrastructure
  • power plant projects
  • renewable and clean energy and technology projects
  • acquisition of land, buildings, and zoning development
  • industry state aid

Recent transactions & assignments:

Acquisition of Cargo Wagon, a.s., together with a large railcars fleet from the state-owned company ZSSK Cargo by VTG GROUP

Representing Slovenské elektrárne, a.s. in connection with production and sale of electricity as well as construction of Mochovce nuclear power plant and nuclear decommissioning

Advising Bratislavská vodárenská spoločnosť, a.s. (Bratislava Water Company) in connection day-to-day operation and regulatory issues, including in-depth analysis of unauthorized water use and respective damages to the client

Creation of strategic transshipment joint-venture between large local logistics company and Železničná spoločnosť Cargo Slovakia, a.s. for construction of the railway wagon transshipment center using latest state-of-the-art wagon handling and defreezing technology in the region of Čierna nad Tisou where the largest Slovak rail transportation hub is located


We have extensive experience in all forms of real estate activity ranging from the acquisition, planning, construction, development, financing, leasing and sale of mixed use sites, office buildings, business parks, retail units, shopping centers, hotels and leisure and industrial facilities, property financing transactions, joint ventures, outsourcing, real estate investment funds and other innovative co-ownership or real estate tax and other real estate finance driven schemes.
We assist our clients in executing complex transactions that demand deep market knowledge, talent and commitment; our lawyers have been involved in some of the largest real estate transactions ever undertaken in Slovakia.

Our real estate & construction practice commonly advises on:

  • real estate due diligence
  • acquisition of land, buildings, and zoning development
  • real estate based corporate transactions (M&A deals, joint ventures, real estate funds)
  • real estate encumbrances, pledges and other third party rights
  • retail, office, apartment, industrial leases
  • real estate financing
  • sale and leasebacks and other off-balance sheet financing
  • planning and zoning
  • dealing with relevant state and municipal authorities
  • dispute resolution, including mediation and expert assessment
  • property and facility management
  • utility agreements

Recent transactions & assignments:

Advisory services to a foreign investor in relation to a concession agreement for the R1 Expressway Project (PPP Slovak project)

Representing Johnson Controls on a lease restructuring project which consisted of termination of several leases for various buildings in Bratislava and negotiation of a completely new build-to-suit lease of new HQ Building in the prominent part of Bratislava (left bank of Danube river)

Acquisition of land in Bratislava by GTC Group and development of a major residential complex “Vinohradis

Representing of AVESTUS Real Estate in its EUR 115,000,000 up market “III Towers Project” consisting of the construction of more than 650 apartments and non-residential premises in the wider center of Bratislava being a joint-venture with a leading local developer Cresco Group, a.s.


We handle some of the largest, most complex and demanding transactions within Slovak Republic for domestic and international clients. Our banking and finance practice is one of the principal practices of the firm and continues to be one of our signature strengths.

Our lawyers have excellent structuring, financing and deal management skills, as well as significant international experience and are experienced in handling and structuring virtually every type of secured and unsecured financing transaction.

The practice includes specialized financial areas such as:

  • credit facilities, including syndicated loans
  • real estate, acquisition, project, and structured finance
  • security instruments and guarantees
  • trade finance, including factoring and forfeiting
  • standard documentation for retail financial products
  • regulatory and operational aspects of activities of local and international banks, insurance companies, investment funds, pension funds and other financial services providers
  • investigations of loan and security portfolios
  • non-performing assets, including enforcement and portfolio sales of non-performing loans
  • insolvency of financial services providers
  • collective investments and regulatory advice

Our close professional links with experts in international banking and finance (LMA and ISDA standards) give us ready access to the latest market standards, knowledge, expertise and resources that are required to provide our clients with comprehensive project legal or tax advice.

Capital Markets

Our firm represents both domestic and international issuers, traders in securities and derivatives, international banking and financial institutions. We advise on:

  • bonds and securities issuance
  • public offerings and private placements of securities
  • securities and derivatives strategies
  • over-the-counter transactions
  • debt instruments advice
  • REPO transactions

Recent transactions & assignments:

EUR 1,000,000,000 (min. amount) syndicated project financing provided by EBRD and other banks to finance the R1 Expressway Project (PPP Slovak project)

EUR 196,000,000 syndicated acquisition financing arranged by ING Bank N.V., HSBC Bank plc and Slovenská sporiteľňa, a.s. to finance acquisition of large railcars fleet by a major Swiss railcars operating company

EUR 185,000,000 syndicated leveraged recapitalization arranged by UniCredit Bank Austria AG and Dexia banka Slovensko a.s. to refinance the existing financial indebtedness of a major Slovak electricity and heat producer

EUR 165,000,000 bilateral revolving financing provided by Tatrabanka, a.s. to finance the working capital of a major Slovak electricity producer

EUR 160,000,000 bilateral corporate financing provided by BANK OF AMERICA to finance the working capital of a major Slovak electricity producer


Attention to detail, creativity, business sense and professionalism make us one of the strongest local legal teams in Corporate Law / M&A. Our lawyers are masterminds behind many complex, one-of-a-kind, domestic or cross-border transactions with high commercial sensitivity and are sought out by domestic and international clients for the same reason.

Corporate Law / M&A practice is core to the services of our law firm. We assist our clients in all matters from choosing the type of business enterprise and its establishment, to complex domestic and international transactions. Our experience in this field has enabled us to become familiar with virtually all major business sectors such as transportation; banking and financial services; energy; chemicals; real estate and construction; supermarkets; automotive manufacturing; hotels, restaurants and F&B sector; consumer products; aircraft manufacturing and defense industry.

Our Corporate Law / M&A practice focuses on:

  • acquisitions, mergers, spin-offs, takeovers, joint ventures and other structures of M&A transactions
  • corporate restructurings
  • privatizations, public sector transactions and deals involving state-owned enterprises
  • startups and innovative business ideas; establishment of new businesses
  • creative transaction structuring
  • tax advice and tax transaction structuring
  • complex due diligence
  • antitrust and competition agenda, state aid, general EU law
  • foreign investments and international trade
  • private equity and venture capital
  • corporate governance and compliance
  • day-to-day full service corporate agenda
  • investments and disinvestments (exit) strategies
  • contract law
  • private clients and asset management
  • not-for-profit matters and affairs
  • public procurement
  • IP/IT matters

Recent transactions & assignments:

Acquisition of Cargo Wagon, a.s., together with a large railcars fleet from the state-owned company ZSSK Cargo by VTG GROUP

Complex corporate and M&A legal advisory for Slovenské elektrárne, a.s., including day to day corporate and shareholders’ agenda and dispute resolution

Complex and overall legal services in respect to the contemplated termination of activities of the National Property Fund of the Slovak Republic including preparation of legislation amendments

Sale of Renault and Toyota business of Johnson Controls in Slovakia to two Turkish investors

Creation of Joint-Venture local logistics company and ŽELEZNIČNÁ SPOLOČNOSŤ CARGO SLOVAKIA (state owned largest Slovak freight railway transportation company)