Legal Market Overview
Increased investment in Slovakia, particularly in real estate and construction projects, has meant that firms have seen a steady increase in transactional mandates. The automotive and manufacturing sectors are a key driver for activity and increased interest in industrial and greenfield investments underpin a stable market. Elsewhere, the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation resulted in a spike of data protection and data privacy instructions.
The legal market in Slovakia has a mix of domestic and international firms. CMS enters the rankings this year following the opening of a new office after its association with RUŽIČKA AND PARTNERS s. r. o. (now Ružička & Partners s.r.o.) ended in 2017. New firm Stentors opened its doors in April 2018, established by well-known names Vladimír Kordoš and Michal Hulena (both previously at Konečná & Zacha, s.r.o.) and Peter Neštepný.