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DDr Michaela Stessl

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Corporate, M&A


Michaela Stessl is the Country Managing Partner at DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach’s Slovakia. Michaela has an outstanding reputation in corporate and cross-border M&A, but also has in-depth experience in the practice areas regulatory, litigation and administrative law across a number of sectors. She is a member of the Slovak PPP Association since 2009 (board member since 2013). She is admitted as an arbitrator at the ICC Court of Arbitration in Paris and at VIAC in Vienna.


Since 2010 DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach, Bratislava - Country Managing Partner 2009 - 2010 DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach, Bratislava - Of Counsel 2001 - 2009 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Bratislava - Senior Lawyer 1997 - 2001 Fellow for Slovak business law at the Research Institute of Central and Eastern European Business Law (FOWI) at the Vienna University of Economics (WU) 1996 Cerha, Hempel & Spiegelfeld, Vienna - Associate


German, English, Slovak, Czech


Advokátka admitted with Slovak Bar Association Slovak PPP Association


University of Vienna, Faculty of Law, Masters of Law, 1994 University of Vienna, Faculty of Law, Doctor iuris, 1999 Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, Master of Laws (2000) Comenius University of Bratislava, Slovak Republic, Doctor iuris (2002)


Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Led by Michaela Stessl, the team at DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach Rechtsanwälte GmbH, o.z. handles financing and refinancing transactions, often with a cross-border element.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach Rechtsanwälte GmbH, o.z.’s ‘professional and no-nonsense team gets the job done’ and it advised Wanfeng Auto Holding Group on its acquisition of Diamond Aircraft Industries. Michaela Stessl, who provides ‘prompt’ advice, heads the department.

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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