Slovakia

About

For more than two decades, we have been advising clients doing business in the rapidly evolving Slovak Republic.

Our team works on a broad range of legal matters, including complex corporate and financial transactions with cross-border aspects. We have been involved in some of the largest and most sophisticated transactions in the Slovak Republic related to acquisitions, financing, securities and capital markets.

We provide legal services to many of the major local and international corporations active in the Slovak Republic. We offer our clients full support in all corporate and commercial issues that arise in the course of their business and/or investment activities in the country. Our extensive on-the-ground resources enable us to provide each client with lawyers knowledgeable in the areas relevant to their needs and to ensure the delivery of top-notch services.

We are one of the few law firms in Slovakia capable of advising on the legal and tax aspects of transactions, which represents added value to clients and investors 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.

We work with our Brussels team to advise on the full range of EU law issues and on the impact of EU legislation on our clients' businesses. We provide on-the-ground legal advice regarding Slovak and English law. All of the lawyers on the Bratislava team are bilingual in Slovak and English.

In addition, our office enjoys an excellent reputation on the Slovak market and is consistently recognized by the leading international legal benchmarking publications.

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Tier 1: Banking and Finance, Commercial and Corporate and M&A and Project Development
IFLR1000 2019

Band 1: Corporate/M&A, Energy & Natural Resources and Employment
Band 2: Banking and Finance and Real Estate
"We were impressed by the width of their expertise and proactive, customer-focused approach." (Corporate/M&A)
"They are very detail-oriented, flexible professionals and always react very quickly." (Corporate/M&A)
"They are very detail-oriented and flexible professionals with excellent reaction time." (Employment)
"They have very good knowledge of the EU and Slovak energy regulations and provide advice which is based on a thorough understanding of the Slovak energy sector as well as the wider legal context. They are able to benchmark the Slovak legislation against developments in other EU jurisdictions." (Energy)
Clients praise the team's service, describing it as "Helpful, experienced and reliable" (Banking & Finance)
Chambers Europe 2018

Band 1: Corporate/M&A
Band 2: Banking & Finance
Chambers Global 2018

Tier 1: Banking & Finance and Capital Markets; Commercial &Corporate and M&A and Real Estate and Construction
The Legal 500 2018

 

Experience

Update of the ZSE's €1 billion EMTN debt issuance programme and subsequent issue of €315 million notes
We represented Zapadoslovenska energetika, a.s. (a member of the E.ON group), a major electricity distributor in Western Slovakia, as issuer in connection with an update of its €1,000,000,000 EMTN programme and subsequent issue of €315,000,000 1.750% notes due in 2028 thereunder.

Jaguar Land Rover's contemplated €1.5 billion investment in a strategic center
We represented The Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic and MH Invest, s.r.o. in the preparation, arrangement, negotiation and implementation of the contemplated €1.5 billion investment of Jaguar Land Rover in a strategic park in Nitra.

€121,800,000 acquisition of the Galéria Mlyny Shopping Center in Slovakia
We advised and represented NEPI Rockcastle, an important retail lessor in Slovakia, in connection with its acquisition of the Galéria Mlyny Shopping Center in Slovakia, which was the largest acquisition on the Slovak market in 2018. Our role in the transaction entailed the performance of a due diligence investigation and the negotiation of complex transactional documentation. We are currently advising NEPI Rockcastle on banking and compliance matters.

Development of the National Football Stadium
We are representing NFŠ, a.s. and Tehelné, a.s. in connection with the development of the National Football Stadium in Bratislava and its potential subsequent sale to the Slovak Republic. Our work has included assistance with the transaction structuring, preparation of the transaction documentation and negotiation with the Slovak Government on the terms of the sale. We are further assisting the client with respect to contractor issues, public procurement aspects, tenders and the sale of the premises and apartments in the commercial part of the project.

PPP construction of Bratislava D4 highway and R7 expressway
We are representing the Slovak Republic’s Ministry of Transport, Construction and Regional Development in the procurement and contracting of a public-private partnership (PPP) project to design, construct, operate and maintain sections of the D4 highway and R7 expressway.