Slovakia

Slovakia

Working in Slovakia

Starting your legal career in our Bratislava office will give you valuable experience working on high-profile transactions, often with a cross-border dimension. Committed to excellence through teamwork, you’ll be working with—and learning from—lawyers who are highly professional, friendly and always willing to help. We recognize that our people are our most valuable resource. Because you’ll be working in a high performance environment on challenging projects that sometimes require overnight and weekend work, we make sure that you always receive the support you need to achieve your full potential.

In the past two decades, our Bratislava team has worked on some of the most high-profile projects in Slovakia. We have strong M&A and banking and finance practices, and are recognized market leaders in the most sophisticated regulated industries. Fully integrated with the Firm’s international offices and practice groups, we bring a truly global breadth and local depth to our clients’ businesses—working closely with the White & Case teams based in Brussels, Prague, London and Washington, DC, for example, to advise clients on EU law issues, cutting-edge private equity issues or sophisticated arbitration proceedings.

Practice areas

Our team works on complex corporate, regulatory and commercial transactions that span borders and jurisdictions.

We support local and international corporations active in Slovakia, with commercial and regulatory issues arising from their business and/or investment activities. Our extensive on-the-ground resources enable us to call on lawyers with deep knowledge of the relevant areas, to ensure that we always provide the highest possible standard of service.

As one of the few law firms in Slovakia able to advise on the legal and tax aspects of deals, we have become a valued resource for companies attracted to the country’s favorable investment climate and incentives. Our tax professionals provide the full range of tax services, from corporate taxation to the highly sophisticated tax structuring of cross-border transactions.

Our Bratislava office focuses on the following areas of law:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate & Commercial Law
  • Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation
  • Banking and Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Financial Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Capital Markets and Securities
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Tax
  • Greenfield Investments

Events

Job Fair

November 2017
Comenius University, Faculty of Law, Šafárikovo námestie 6, 811 01 Bratislava

The Job Fair is organized for law firms and companies in related industries, such as consulting and professional services, to present their businesses and potential job opportunities to students at Comenius University’s Faculty of Law.

Jessup Moot Court

February 2018
Comenius University, Faculty of Law, Šafárikovo námestie 6, 811 01 Bratislava

The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (the Jessup) is the largest and the most prestigious moot court competition in the world. White & Case’s Bratislava office is the exclusive sponsor of the Slovak national round.

SSS ELSA

May/June 2018
Comenius University, Faculty of Law, Šafárikovo námestie 6, 811 01 Bratislava

In cooperation with Taylor Wessing and Wolters Kluwer, we are a partner organization and part of the judicial tribunal of multiple Simulated Moot Court Competitions (in Slovak: Simulovaný súdny spor) under the auspices of ELSA Slovensko. The competition offers law students a unique opportunity to demonstrate their writing and oral skills and knowledge of civil and commercial law.

Applying in Slovakia

If you are interested in joining our team, please apply online and include a cover letter outlining your strengths as a candidate.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to take a written exam, involving a case study and an analytical test. If our office has an opening, we will make a decision within a month. If no position is available, candidates with the best results are placed on our waiting list.

Primary contact
Silvia Paurova
White & Case s.r.o.
Hlavné námestie 5
811 01 Bratislava
Slovak Republic
T +421 2 5441 5100
E [email protected]

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Accolades
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Five White & Case Deals Named Project Finance International Deals of the Year [13336]
Mergermarket Names White & Case CEE Legal Adviser of the Year [13606]
White & Case Wins 44 IFLR 1000 2015 Tier 1 Practice Rankings Globally [12806]
White & Case Slovakia

White & Case s.r.o. 
Hlavné námestie 5 
811 01 Bratislava 
Slovak Republic 
+421 2 5441 5100

Student Internship Program

White & Case's Bratislava office is looking for law students from Slovak and Czech universities who have completed at least three years of study to work as trainees in the summer of 2019.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Our trainee program offers law students an opportunity to gain experience and training in an international law firm. Typical assignments include legal research, legal translation, dealing with various governmental authorities, preparing and maintaining transaction data rooms, as well as drafting various transaction documents, memoranda and minutes. Our trainees work closely with our lawyers and admin staff and have full access to our internal trainings.
  • We are looking for students with energy and enthusiasm - individuals who show initiative, adaptability and who have the ability to work in teams but aren't afraid of individual responsibility.

Qualifications

The candidate should:

  • have completed at least three years of study at a Slovak or Czech law school
  • be fluent in Slovak and English
  • have a good academic record
  • enjoy the challenge of analyzing complex legal issues
  • have an interest in transactional work, including banking, finance, M&A and capital markets,
  • and/or regulatory work
  • be interested in seeking out new challenges
  • be pragmatic, flexible, resilient and a good team player
  • have good MS Office skills
  • be reliable, attentive to details but able to work fast, self-motivated and able to work alone

About White & Case

White & Case is a global law firm with 44 offices in 30 countries around the world. Our office in Bratislava provides a wide range of Slovak and international legal and tax advisory services and is one of the leading international law firms in the Slovak Republic. We offer our clients full support for all of their corporate and commercial activities regarding banking and finance, financial restructuring and insolvency, capital markets and securities, energy and utilities, dispute resolution and litigation, tax, real estate, employment and labor law. Our young and energetic team is composed of lawyers at different levels of seniority and experience.

How To Apply

The trainee program begins on July 1, 2019 and runs until September 15, 2019.

Please apply online here by attaching your cover letter and CV in English and a recent copy of your transcript.

White & Case Slovakia

White & Case s.r.o. 
Hlavné námestie 5 
811 01 Bratislava 
Slovak Republic 
+421 2 5441 5100