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Key work for the team at Allen & Overy Bratislava, s.r.o.¬†included advising Fortuna Entertainment Group on the ‚ā¨135m acquisition of Hattrick Sports Group, Ireland. Martin Mag√°l¬†is recommended, as are senior associates Tom√°Ň° Bury, Ivan Kisely, Vojtech Palinkas¬†and Juraj Gyarfas.

ńĆechov√° & Partners¬†assisted Karlovarsk√© miner√°ln√≠ vody on its acquisition of several of Pepsico‚Äôs franchises. Katar√≠na ńĆechov√°¬†and Lenka ҆uben√≠kov√°¬†lead the team. Tom√°Ň° Maretta¬†and Tom√°Ň° Ryb√°r¬†are other names to note.

White & Case s.r.o¬†is advising the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic and MH Invest on Jaguar Land Rover‚Äôs ‚ā¨1.4bn investment in a strategic park in Nitra. Team heads Marek StaroŇą¬†and Juraj Fuska¬†are noted, as are senior associates Zoran DraŇ°kovińć, Vladim√≠r Ivanńćo¬†and Michal PaliŇ°in.

Barger Prekop s.r.o.¬†is ‚Äėvery good at finding ways to get the deal done‚Äô and is noted for its M&A experience. Adrian Barger¬†and Peter Suba, who lead the corporate group, are recommended, as are Erik Seman¬†and of counsel Anthony Hernandez, who head the M&A team. Roman Prekop, who handles corporate governance work, is also a key figure.

At CMS,¬†Peter ҆imo¬†and counsel Petra ńĆorba Stark, who advised Apax Partners on the Slovak aspects of its acquisition of 80% of Go Global Travel, lead the team. Counsel Michal HuŇ•an¬†and senior associates Luk√°Ň° Makara¬†and Milan ńĆervenka¬†are also key figures.

At Hillbridges,¬†Miroslav Trenńćan, Martin ńĆab√°k¬†and Zuzana BartoŇ°ovińćov√°¬†led advice to Sanofi on the sale of Zentiva, its generic business in Slovakia, to Advent. Andrej Adamńć√≠k, working alongside Trenńćan and BartoŇ°ovińćov√°, assisted M-Market Group with the disposal of CBA Slovakia.

At Kinstellar,¬†Adam HodoŇą¬†and recently promoted partner Viliam MyŇ°ińćka¬†head the team. Roman Oleksik¬†advised Prologis on the sale of a logistics park in Western Slovakia to Chinese investment company CNIC. Daniel Torsher¬†and Patrik Bolf¬†are other key names, as are senior associates Tom√°Ň° MeliŇ°ek¬†and Dominika Bajz√°thov√°.

RuŇĺińćka & Partners s.r.o.¬†advised Jaguar Land Rover on its greenfield investment in Slovakia. Team head Lucie Schweizer, Dana Nemńć√≠kov√°, Jaroslav RuŇĺińćka, Sylvia Szab√≥¬†and Jana T√∂gelov√°¬†are key figures.

Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o.¬†provides 'a highly professional service‚Äô. Practice head Jana Pag√°ńćov√°¬†advised Liberty Global on shareholding structure changes and on the transfer of ownership interests in UPC Broadband Slovakia. Managing partner Tatiana Prokopov√°¬†is also a key contact.

Taylor Wessing Slovakia advised CentralNic on the acquisition of SK-NIC. Radovan Pala, Andrej Leontiev and Juraj Frindrich head the team. Ján Lazur is also noted.

The ‚Äėexcellent‚Äô team at Beatow Partners s.r.o¬†regularly assists multinational clients with corporate restructuring, as well as domestic and cross-border transactions. Michal Delinńć√°k¬†and Branislav Brocko¬†lead the team. Oliver Weber¬†and Peter Mikletiń欆are also recommended.

At¬†bnt attorneys in CEE,¬†Margareta Sovova¬†heads the team, and is ably supported by D√°vid OrŇ°ula,¬†who led advice to Baumit on the merger of two companies.

Dentons¬†advised CNIC Corporation on the acquisition of a logistics park in Slovakia. Peter Kubina, counsel Katar√≠na Pecnov√°, Zuzana ҆imekov√°, who handles competition law mandates, and counsel Martin Mendel¬†are recommended, as is senior associate Jozef Buday.

DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach Rechtsanw√§lte GmbH, o.z.‚Äôs ‚Äėprofessional and no-nonsense team gets the job done‚Äô and it advised Wanfeng Auto Holding Group on its acquisition of Diamond Aircraft Industries. Michaela Stessl, who provides ‚Äėprompt‚Äô advice, heads the department.

Key contacts among the ‚Äėexperienced‚Äô team at Hamala Kluch V√≠glask√Ĺ s.r.o.¬†include Roman Hamala, Martin Kluch, Peter V√≠glask√Ŭ†and Luk√°Ň° Mich√°lik.

Noerr's team, which¬†regularly handles cross-border transactions for multinational clients, is led by senior associate Martin ҧupek. The team advises¬†Volkswagen Slovakia on a range of corporate and commercial matters.

Paul Q Law Firm¬†advised Dan-Slovakia Agrar on the acquisition of a minority share in Agricola. Pavol BlahuŇ°iak, who has 'a detail-oriented‚Äô approach and is ‚Äėalways thoroughly prepared‚Äô, and Boris Brhloviń欆are the key names.

The ‚Äėwell-established‚Äô team at RELEVANS Law Firm¬†has 'a commercial approach‚Äô. Team head Mari√°n Masarik¬†and Jana Borsk√°¬†are recommended, as are senior associates Andrea Kov√°ńćikov√°, Zuzana Malack√°¬†and Martina Krupcova. The group¬†advised Sandberg Capital on the establishment of a joint venture between Swan and Benestra to create a new telecoms operator.

BartoŇ°√≠k ҆v√°by s.r.o. (former BS Legal s.r.o.)¬†acted for Geodis on the sale of part of its Slovak enterprise to Magna. Boris ҆v√°by, Peter BartoŇ°√≠k¬†and Igor ҆v√°by¬†are the stand-out individuals.

Cerha Hempel advised Haider Holding on a forensic audit and subsequent restructuring of its Slovak operations. Team head Jozef Bannert is recommended.

LEGATE, s.r.o¬†advises on a range of M&A, joint ventures and corporate restructuring matters. Peter Vrabel¬†and DuŇ°an Bartek¬† are recommended.

Majern√≠k & Mih√°likov√°, s. r. o.¬†stands out for its ‚Äėgreat communication skills‚Äô. Ultimate Technologies and Neulogy are clients. Katar√≠na Mih√°likov√°¬†is ‚Äėextremely hands-on‚Äô and Andrej Majern√≠k¬†is ‚Äėhighly professional‚Äô.

PETERKA & PARTNERS advised Schreiber Foods on the sale of its Slovak subsidiary. Team heads Jan Makara and Andrea Butasova are recommended, as are senior associates Marian Lauko and the 'commercially minded' Lubomir Lesko.

At PRK Partners s.r.o.,¬†Peter Oravec, Miriam Galandov√°, Emil Nemec¬†and Martin KŇô√≠Ň嬆are noted for corporate and M&A mandates.

At Schönherr Rechtstanwälte GmbH, o.z. (Schoenherr Slovakia), Sona Hekelova led advice to Samvardhana Motherson Group on its acquisition of the Reydel Group. Stanislav Kovar is also recommended.

Key highlights for Wolf Theiss¬†include advising Nidec Corporation on the ‚ā¨185m acquisition of Secop Group. Counsel Katarina Bielikova¬†leads the team.

BBH advok√°tska kancel√°ria, s.r.o.¬†acted for Warema Renkhoff on its acquisition of Slovak company Caravita Europe. Miroslav FaŇ°ung¬†and Olga Bel√°Ňąov√°¬†jointly lead the team.

Bird & Bird s.r.o. advok√°tska kancel√°ria¬†is regularly involved in corporate and M&A mandates across the IT and pharmaceutical sectors. Ivan Sag√°l, who is based across the Prague and Bratislava offices, is ably supported by senior associates Radovan Repa¬†and Katar√≠na Ondrovińćov√°.

At bpv Braun Partners s.r.o., o.z., Igor Augustinic led assistance to Strähle+Hess with its entry into the Slovak market.

Managing partner Peter ńĆavojsk√Ŭ†and Vladim√≠r Gr√°c¬†are the key contacts at CLS Cavojsky & Partners¬†for corporate and M&A mandates. The team handled the restructuring of P√ļchovsk√Ĺ m√§sov√Ĺ priemysel.

The team at Eversheds Sutherland DvoŇô√°k Hager, advok√°tn√≠ kancel√°Ňô, s.r.o.¬†is led by managing attorney Tom√°Ň° Richter Urban. The practice¬†advised¬†Sol Group on its entry into the Slovak market.

At Maple & Fish, Michal Stasík and Viliam Karas are the key contacts.

҆kubla & Partneri s.r.o.¬†advised News and Media Holding on several matters including its acquisition of Ringier Axel Springer's Slovak magazines division. Andrej Schwarz¬†and Erika Galg√≥ciov√°¬†are the key figures.

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