Firms To Watch: Commercial, corporate and M&A

G. Lehnert s.r.o. has undergone significant expansion in team numbers in recent years, and its corporate group is skilled in handling shareholder agreements and the acquisition of shares. Norbert Smaho, Jana Tögelová, and Lucie Schweizer jointly lead the group.
The team at Hroncek & Partners, s. r. o. is active in assisting clients with loan agreements, collateral agreements, and set-off of receivables, as well as cross-border corporate mandates, corporate structures, and due diligence. The practice is headed by Anna Kopkášová, Andrea Domény and Róbert Hronček.

Commercial, corporate and M&A in Slovakia

Allen & Overy Bratislava, s.r.o.

Allen & Overy Bratislava, s.r.o. has a broad-ranging practice which handles cross-border and local M&A transactions, joint venture formations, and venture capital deals, as well as advising clients on private equity and fund structures, and corporate restructurings. Sectors of strength for the team include the technology, retail, and pharmaceutical industries, in addition to the manufacturing and financial spaces. The team is jointly led by managing partner Martin Magál and counsel Tomáš Búry. Associates Drahomír Široký and Michaela Némethov are also notable members of the practice.

Practice head(s):

Martin Magál; Tomáš Búry

Other key lawyers:

Drahomír Široký; Michaela Némethová

Key clients


A.P. Moller Holding

Erste Group Bank AG

Všeobecná úverová banka, a.s

Ahlström Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised DoorDash on the acquisition of Wolt Enterprises for €7bn.
  • Advised A.P. Møller Holding on its acquisition of Unilabs from funds advised by Apax Partners.
  • Advised a syndicate of banks led by Erste Group Bank on the financing of the acquisition of shopping centre Aupark Bratislava, including assisting with M&A aspects, such as legal due diligence and transaction documentation.


Kinstellar‘s M&A, corporate, and private equity team frequently advises local and international clients from the energy, life sciences, and technology sectors, as well as the automotive, real estate, infrastructure, and financial services industries. Its offering is broad-ranging, encompassing acquisitions and disposals, takeovers and mergers, corporate restructurings, joint ventures, privatisations, and corporate governance mandates. The practice is jointly chaired by TMT expert Viliam Myšička and registered tax advisor Adam Hodoň. Roman Oleksik and counsel Tomáš Melišek are also core team members, with substantial experience in competition matters and financing, respectively.

Practice head(s):

Viliam Myšička; Adam Hodoň

Other key lawyers:

Tomáš Melišek; Roman Oleksik; Dominika Bajzáthová


‘Good knowledge of the sector and industry.’

‘Experienced people with a high level of professionalism and knowledge.’

Key clients

Union Poisťovňa

Union Investment

GARBE Industrial Real Estate

GTT Communications, Inc.

Pro Partners Holding

Global Attractions SPI BA

Dan – Slovakia Agrar

Applearn International

Delivery Hero


Magna Group

Slovalco, a.s

VINCI Concessions

Continental Automotive Systems Slovakia

Energy Financing Team

CIE Automotive

Inter Cars

Elekta Services

Inteva Products

FAISAL Private Bank

Fidelity Information Services Slovakia

Vychodoslovenska energetika Holding




Work highlights

  • Advised NN Group on the acquisition of a majority share in Finportal.
  • Advised Union Poisťovňa on the acquisition of Postova poistovna from its current owners, Postova banka and Slovenska posta.
  • Advised CPM International Telebusiness on the establishment of a new service centre in Slovakia.

Taylor Wessing Slovakia

Core focuses of the practice at Taylor Wessing Slovakia include advising on cross-border transactions, handling shareholder disputes, and assisting with the creation of complex joint ventures. Its offering covers the entirety of the corporate lifecycle, from a company’s formation to its restructuring and buy-out. Juraj Frindrich is the practice head, with expertise in competition, EU, and trade mandates, he is able to provide clients with ‘innovative legal solutions’. Co-head of the Bratislava office Radovan Pala is another key member of the team, assisting clients in the life sciences, manufacturing, media, and technology sectors. Andrej Leontiev and Ján Lazur complete the roster of recommended names.

Practice head(s):

Juraj Frindrich

Other key lawyers:

Radovan Pala; Ján Lazur; Andrej Leontiev


‘Experienced in many M&A transactions, the team can find various and creative legal structures on various business issues.’

‘The Taylor Wessing team in Bratislava is very professional, has excellent understanding of clients’ businesses, reacts promptly, and delivers flexible solutions that are tailored to clients’ needs.’

‘Perfect communication in different languages and they are available around the clock.’

‘Very friendly, willing to explain everything, and give their clients the best solutions.’

‘Ján Lazur is a highly-skilled lawyer; very flexible with a wide expertise and truly understands the client’s needs and business.’

‘Juraj Frindrich is willing to discuss and consult at any time and is capable of creating innovative legal solutions.’

Key clients

IMPULS-LEASING International

CPI Hotels

Innovate Slovakia





Tatra Asset Management

Capital of the Slovak Republic



GA Drilling

Brantner Group


Raiffeisen Property International

Emil Frey




Professional Datasolutions

CentralNic Group including SK-NIC

Slovenská sporiteľňa member of Erste Group


EYEMAXX International Holding & Consulting GmbH

Ivan Štefunko

Work highlights

  • Advised IMPULS-LEASING International on the divestment of its Slovak subsidiary to Tatra Leasing.
  • Advised Bratislava on the foundation of a joint venture company with a state investor, National Development Fund II.
  • Advised Slovak investors on the joint acquisition of the Shopping Mall Optima.

Aldertree legal s.r.o.

Aldertree legal s.r.o. is active in significant local and cross-border M&A transactions in the energy, real estate, technology, financial services, media, telecoms, manufacturing, and private equity spaces. The offering also includes support with antimonopoly filings, including the handling of merger filings before the European Commission and the Slovak Antimonopoly Office. Managing partner Juraj Fuska is head of the team, and is supported by disputes expert Vladimír Ivančo.

Practice head(s):

Juraj Fuska

Key clients

Wood & Company a.s.

Smithfield Foods, Inc.

Slovenský plynárensky priemysel, a.s.

Vaillant GmbH

NFŠ, a.s. and Tehelné, a.s.

GRAFOBAL GROUP akciová spoločnosť

Barger Prekop s.r.o.

The team at Barger Prekop s.r.o. is highly adept at handling complex local and cross-border M&A transactions and corporate governance matters. Its impressive client roster consists of financial institutions, international companies, and private equity firms, as well as innovative start-ups. Adrian Barger, singled out by a client as ‘one of the top lawyers in Slovakia’, and Peter Suba, who acts on both the buy and sell side, jointly lead the corporate offering, while M&A and finance expert Erik Seman and US-qualified lawyer Anthony Hernandez jointly head up the M&A side. Other core members of the team include Roman Prekop and Matus Lahky.

Practice head(s):

Adrian Barger; Erik Seman; Peter Suba; Anthony Hernandez

Other key lawyers:

Roman Prekop; Matus Lahky


‘The Barger Prekop team is known for their flexibility in time and personnel, and they are always ready to address the needs of the client.’

‘It is a top-notch law firm and they are staffed with a US attorney capable of dealing with common law matters, which is useful when dealing with cross-border matters.’

‘Barger Prekop has one of the most experienced teams in Slovakia. The team members demonstrate an exceptional ability to read with understanding, which leads to quick solutions.’

Key clients

European Innovation Council

Work highlights

  • Advising the European Innovation Council fund on a convertible loan and equity investment in a Slovak start-up producing smart-monitoring systems in waste management.

Cechová & Partners

Cechová & Partners is notably strong in advising global companies with subsidiaries in Slovakia, and private equity investors. Sectors of focus for the team include FMCG, automotive, life sciences and transport. The team assists with M&A transactions, corporate restructurings, and competition and antitrust matters. Katarína Čechová and Lenka Šubeníková jointly lead the team, supported by associate Miroslav Zaťko, who has significant experience in corporate governance matters.

Practice head(s):

Katarína Čechová; Lenka Šubeníková

Other key lawyers:

Miroslav Zaťko

Key clients

ABB Optical Group

AFS Technologies Inc

ait-deutschland GmbH



Bausch Health

Cinema Holding


Clamason Slovakia

EIM Interim Management


Inalfa Roof Systems



Mattoni 1873

Merck Sharp & Dohme

Minerals Technologies


PACCAR Financial






Telecom Italia

Noovle Slovakia


Vienna Airport

Flughafen Wien AG

Work highlights

  • Assisted with the acquisition of an online food delivery service through the acquisition of a Slovak company.
  • Advised a healthcare group on due diligence, transaction structuring, and documentation drafting regarding the indirect acquisition of EUROPIN Slovakia.
  • Assisted Mattoni 1873 with the acquisition of shares in General Plastic.


The corporate group at Dentons is known for handling M&A deals in the real estate sector, and more recently, the team has been expanding its offering to include advice to technology and pharmaceutical companies. In addition to transactions, it also offers day-to-day corporate support to major international clients. Practice head Juraj Gyárfáš assists clients with both the buy and sell side of local and cross-border deals across the CEE region. Managing counsels Katarina Pecnová and Martin Mendel are also key names to note.

Practice head(s):

Juraj Gyárfáš

Other key lawyers:

Katarina Pecnová; Martin Mendel


‘The team has a hands-on approach and they are always willing to help.’

Key clients

Penta Investment Group

The family office of Ivan Chrenko

BK Investment



Tatra Asset Management s.r.o.


LiveDispatcher s.r.o.

CEE Equity Partners

HB Reavis Real Estate Investment SA

Tatra banka

Work highlights

  • Advising Minit on the sale of the group to Microsoft.
  • Advising HB Reavis on a strategic internal restructuring.
  • Advising Arca Investments group on its restructuring and on the sale of Finportal.


The team at Hillbridges is highly adept at handling significant M&A deals in the energy, pharmaceutical, automotive, telecoms, and real estate industries. The group is led by Miroslav Trenčan and Zuzana Bartosovicova, who have ‘in-depth local knowledge’. The practice underwent significant expansion at the end of 2022, with the addition of Zoran Draškovič and Peter Hodál, as well as managing associates Barbora Malík and Lukáš Královič, and associate Alex Medek, all from Aldertree legal s.r.o..

Practice head(s):

Miroslav Trencan; Zuzana Cuvala Bartosovicova

Other key lawyers:

Martin Cabak; Andrej Adamcik; Zoran Draškovič; Peter Hodál; Barbora Malík; Lukáš Královič; Alex Medek


‘The firm is kept deliberately small so that they are able to only focus on high-end and complex work.’

‘They have in-depth local knowledge of their market and know exactly what international parties want to know and how they want their advice presented.’

‘Miroslav Trencan and Martin Cabak’s work is of the highest calibre. They have built an exceptionally high-quality firm and they do not just advise on the law, but they are able to provide the kind of guidance vital to any investor looking to invest in the country or deal with Slovakian legal and business issues.’

Key clients

EP Energy

Kimex Group




B&C Industrieholding GmbH

Slovenské elektrárne, a.s.


Grand Circle LLC

Pixel Federation

PPA Controll, a.s.

International association of oil transporters

Queensway restaurants

Emergency Oil Stocks Agency

Transpetrol, a.s.

Nafta, a.s.

Colonnade Insurance



Work highlights

  • Advising EP holding on the contemplated sale of a 49% stake in Slovak energy company SSE, including the preparation and negotiation of transaction documentation with an estimated project value of €1.3bn.
  • Advised Spinea on its sale to Timken Company.
  • Advised LX Hausys on the acquisition of a majority stake and on the resale of C2i.

HKV Law Firm s.r.o.

HKV Law Firm s.r.o.‘s M&A practice is active in handling matters locally and across the CEE region. Sectors of strength for the group include energy, infrastructure, telecoms, real estate, and the financial services industry. Founding partners Roman Hamala and Martin Kluch jointly sit at the helm of the department alongside Lukáš Michálik; the leadership trio advise on acquisitions, restructurings, financings, and privatisations.

Practice head(s):

Roman Hamala; Lukáš Michálik; Martin Kluch


‘Cooperation with HKV is always exceptional, as their legal advice is at the highest level.’

‘The lawyers are prompt, open to discussions, and ready to act in the best interest of the client.’

‘HKV has a broad team of individuals who cover a wide range of corporate topics.’

Key clients


JOJ Media Group

Cresco Group

ŽOS Vrútky group


Contera Group

Cresco Group

Qres Technologies s.r.o.

Adient Slovakia s.r.o.


Work highlights

  • Advising the owners of three major Slovak radio stations and JOJ Media Group on the process of their simultaneous sale.
  • Advising five major banks in Slovakia on the formation of a CEE joint venture to operate cash management and cash handling.
  • Advising viridiusLAB on the consolidation of the laboratory market through the acquisitions of various Slovak laboratories.

Beatow Partners s.r.o

Beatow Partners s.r.o's corporate and commercial team handles high-value M&A transactions, restructurings, and general corporate matters for clients in the technology, IT, manufacturing, and leasing sectors. M&A expert Peter Mikletič leads the team, which also includes Oliver Weber, who has extensive experience advising clients on cross-border transactions.

Practice head(s):

Peter Mikletič

Other key lawyers:

Oliver Weber; Marek Noga


‘The team has high competency.’

‘Broad knowledge, practical advice for solutions of problems, and a network of cross-border capabilities.’

‘The availiability of Oliver Weber and his to-the-point solutions are appreciated.’

bnt attorneys in CEE

The corporate and M&A team at bnt attorneys in CEE sits within the firm’s strong CEE network, and advises clients on cross-border as well as local mandates, with a large number of practitioners being fluent in German and English. Its offering includes support with M&A transactions, restructurings, and entry into the Slovak market. German-qualified managing partner Margareta Sovova leads the department, with the support of the ‘very experienced’ Dávid Oršula and Nina Šťastná.

Practice head(s):

Margareta Sovova

Other key lawyers:

Dávid Oršula; Nina Šťastná; Zuzana Hnátová


‘bnt lawyers are capable of providing any advice in this field, and what makes them special is that they know and understand their clients’ businesses and thus adjust their advisory directly to the clients’ needs.’

‘bnt has a significant market advantage due to its outstanding positioning, very good accessibility, and high-quality work in many CEE countries.’

‘The cooperation with bnt is always on an enormously high level, with bnt’s lawyers always maintaining a nice and friendly atmosphere.’

Key clients

Hartenberg Capital, s.r.o.


RAJO s.r.o.

VTG Group



LKW s.r.o.

SPIE Deutschland & Zentraleuropa GmbH

Magna PT s.r.o.

Detlef Salm



IN-EQUITY Slovakia

FedEx Trade Networks


Luka Koper



doppler GmbH


Work highlights

  • Assisted Webasto with the intra-company sale of a business branch, as well as advising on future expansion of one of its Slovak subsidiaries.
  • Advising TOMRA on the establishment of a new subsidiary in Slovakia.
  • Advised Rajo on an internal organisation restructuring resulting in the change of legal form from a joint stock company into a limited liability company.


The practice at CMS is adept at handling deals and projects in the automotive, real estate, energy, TMT, and financial services industries. Its offering encompasses regional deals, cross-border transactions and acquisitions, establishment of businesses in Slovakia, and general corporate advice, as well as corporate restructurings and public procurement mandates. Soňa Hanková and Michal Huťan are the new joint practice heads, following the departure of Petra Čorba Stark to Havel & Partners in May 2022.

Practice head(s):

Soňa Hanková; Michal Huťan

Other key lawyers:

Martin Baláž


‘Martin Baláž is very accurate, efficient, and to the point. He negotiates well with clear argumentation.’

Key clients





Planet A

Slovak Investment Holding

Emerson Electric

Work highlights

  • Advising MOL Group on its sale of 185 service stations located in Hungary and Slovakia to PKN Orlen for €229m.
  • Advised ALPLA Group on the acquisition of a significant minority stake in the Slovak company PANARA.
  • Advised Arriva on a major public transport tender in Slovakia.

DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach Rechtsanwälte GmbH, organizačná zložka

DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach Rechtsanwälte GmbH, organizačná zložka is active in assisting clients with general, day-to-day corporate advice, as well as with complex transactions, both locally based and with cross-border elements. Managing partner and practice head Michaela Stessl is 'highly valued by her clients in the Slovak market'. In team news, Radislav Bibel joined as a senior tax advisor in June 2022, solidifying the firm’s tax corporate services.

Practice head(s):

Michaela Stessl

Other key lawyers:

Eva Skottke; Daniela Končierová; Radislav Bibel


‘Potential clients would appreciate the international and worldwide reach and experiences of the team gained from the global network of collaborators.’

‘Good networking potential, combined with personal attitude, makes the firm quite unique.’

‘The people are very productive, professional, fast, and have constructive debates about problems. Cooperation is at a high level.’

‘Michaela Stessl and her team provide seamless advice on a regional level and an international and global level with a broad track record in M&A and commercial work alike. She is very efficient and powerful in structuring and negotiations too!’

‘Michaela Stessl is an excellent lawyer; she either has her own experience in every area or finds the right person who has the right and correct approach to clients.’

‘Michaela Stessl is a very client-oriented lawyer and is very well integrated in the Slovak university community. She is extremely experienced in international and CEE work and very good at handling highly sensitive cases. It is interesting to work with her.’

‘Michaela Stessl is highly valued by her clients in the Slovak market.’

‘Michaela Stessl is very experienced in international and CEE work and she is very good at handling highly sensitive cases. Clients really value her commercial mindset and her excellent coordination skills. Her client-orientated approach adds value.’

Key clients

Berry Global, Inc

CGI Inc.

Conair LLC

Constantia Flexibles Group

DS Smith Plc

Elekta Instrument AB

Fortive Corporation

Gebauer & Griller Kabelwerkt GmbH


LEGO Trading S.R.O.

Marsh & McLennon Companies, Inc


Paramount Enterprises International, Inc.

Red Hat Inc.

Revalize, Inc.


Teleflex Incorporated

Tomra Sorting s.r.o.

TSG Interactive Services Ltd

United States Steel Corporation

United States Steel Kosice

Volvo Personvagnar AB

Wavin B.V.

WeBuild SpA

Wipro Limited

Aisin Corporation

AutoQuotes LLC

Fabasoft Austria GmbH

General Electric Company

HB Reavis UK Ltd

mCloud Technologies Corp

Philip Morris Products S.A.+

BorgWarner Inc.

ACT Commodities Group B.V.

BAE Systems, Inc.

Ecolab Inc.

Gilead Sciences Inc

Hyundai Europe

NetApp, Inc.

Polhem Infra KB

Szerencsejatek Zrt.

Work highlights

  • Handling several commercial disputes on behalf of USSK.
  • Advising Wipro on its acquisition of Capro, including assistance with the corporate and employment due diligence process and with drafting all transactional documents.
  • Advised Michelin Polska on the acquisition of a 100% share in the Slovak company ČEMAT.

LEGATE, s.r.o

LEGATE, s.r.o’s corporate practice provides clients with a comprehensive M&A offering on both the buy and sell side by incorporating the firm’s strong financial and tax advisory services. Industries of note for the team include energy, real estate, transport, infrastructure, IT, and agriculture. The group regularly advises international and domestic clients on inbound and outbound investments, respectively. ‘Exceptional’ managing partner Peter Vrábel jointly leads the practice alongside energy law expert Miroslav Dudlák.

Practice head(s):

Peter Vrábel; Miroslav Dudlák

Other key lawyers:

Norbert Havrila


‘LEGATE provides a unique combination of in-depth knowledge and a fast working pace. They are very flexible and focused on pragmatic solutions. This excellent team always delivers very practical advice on very efficient terms.’

‘The LEGATE team is one of the most competent and professional M&A teams in Slovakia. The level of their professionalism, their systematic approach to any topic that might arise, and their dedication to transactions and the whole process is very much appreciated.’

‘The attorneys working for LEGATE act as one team, which always goes the extra mile for the client. This goal-oriented team has impressive strategic skills and brings reliable and quick responses. The team is very engaged and well-connected.’

‘Peter Vrábel significantly benefits from acting as the arbitrator for the most reputable arbitration court in the country. One is in good hands right from the start and clients very much appreciate the professional, precise, and structured working method. Peter Vrábel is an exceptional lawyer.’

‘Peter Vrábel is an extremely dedicated professional. He retains very strong know-how, and is capable of negotiating the transaction terms, succeeding in getting from the counter-party what is wished by the client.’

‘Norbert Havrila is great at facilitating the transaction, is amazing in communication, and is always thinking about the client.’

‘Peter Vrábel and Norbert Havrila are always very helpful, have a quick response time, and their legal expertise is excellent. They speak very clearly and will always offer business-oriented solutions. They are always available, very kind in communication, flexible, and fast. They screen the proposed concept from each angle and navigate to the lowest risk solution.’

Paul Q Law Firm

The commercial, corporate and M&A team at Paul Q Law Firm advises both local and international clients, in addition to new entrants to the market. Its offering encompasses day-to-day corporate advice, M&A transactions, restructurings, and due diligence matters. It also assists clients with corporate governance matters and regulatory compliance issues. Sectors of strength for the team include engineering and automotive, as well as agricultural, food, and real estate. Managing partner Pavol Blahušiak leads the team alongside Boris Brhlovič.

Practice head(s):

Pavol Blahušiak; Boris Brhlovič

Key clients

Aldente Group

Arcelor Mittal Construction Slovakia


Bauer Media Group

Ceva Logistics Slovakia


Metsa Tissue Slovakia



Omega Pharma




Stonebridge UK

Work highlights

  • Advised Soria Group on the acquisition of the PPC Team.
  • Advised NUBIUM on a shareholder restructuring.
  • Advised shareholders on the establishment of a new co-medical devices distributor in Slovakia.


Praised for its ‘track record of original solutions‘, RELEVANS Law Firm advises its clients across the entirety of the transactional process, including assisting with due diligence, contract drafting, competition and regulatory-related matters, as well as financings. Its offering also encompasses the setting up of businesses and the transfer of ownership, and its client roster includes banks, funds, insurance companies, individual investors, and development companies. Founding partner Marián Masarik is head of the department. Martina Krupcova is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

Marián Masarik

Other key lawyers:

Martina Krupcová; Miroslava Štefániková; Martina Vida


‘The RELEVANS team has a lot of experience and practice. The lawyers know how to prioritise and understand the needs of their clients. They are very competent, focused on solutions, and flexible. Clients highly appreciate the high quality of advice in all relevant topics.’

‘High quality of wording of any concerned agreements and a sense for detail and accuracy in legal texts perfectly expressing the will of key negotiating persons.’

‘Providing the highest level of knowledge, creativity, and skill. Their advice is always pragmatic and they have a track record of original solutions.’

‘Martina Krupcová has the ability to focus on strategic issues in complex cases with lots of facets, as well as the ability to communicate with and coordinate people in order to move a case forward. She is hardworking, extremely organised, and is able to drill down into the really important parts of a case.’

‘Marián Masarik is highly professional and experienced. He is always oriented to finding practical and acceptable solutions.’

‘Miroslava Štefániková has a sense for detail in formulations and accurately expressing the will of the parties.’

‘Marián Masarik and Martina Krupcová are both outstanding lawyers.’

‘Marián Masarik is highly experienced and is easy to work with as he understands his clients’ businesses well and has the ability to address the most important issues. He is efficient, prompt, and provides clear advice.’

Key clients

Sandberg Capital, správ. spol., a.s.

Zuckermandel Byty, s.r.o.

Sanagro a.s.




SWAN a.s.

J & T BANKA, a.s.,

RMS Mezzanine, a.s.

Slovenská plavba a prístavy

365. bank

Work highlights

  • Assisting a private investor with negotiating and drafting a shareholders’ agreement for a major Central European energy group in connection with the entry of the new investor.
  • Advising an investment fund on its exit from a target company and the settlement of related shareholder relationships, carried out on a share deal basis.
  • Advised a real estate player on the acquisition of a 100% share in a company which owns shopping centres across the Czech Republic.

Ružička & Partners s.r.o.

Dana Nemčíková leads the corporate and M&A group at Ružička & Partners s.r.o. which advises international and global companies, local corporates, banks, and other financial institutions on cross-border transactions. Additionally, the team advises the government on infrastructure and energy PPP-related matters. Nemčíková is highly adept at advising on acquisitions, restructurings, and investments. Other core team members include founding and managing partner Jaroslav Ružička, Ján Hanko, and Eva Nagyová.

Practice head(s):

Dana Nemčíková

Other key lawyers:

Jaroslav Ružička; Eva Nagyová; Ján Hanko; Ján Broniš


‘Eva Nagyová has a diligent, practical, and agile approach.’

Key clients


MOL, Slovnaft, a.s.

Slovenský plynárenský priemysel

MONETA Money Bank




Slovak Investment Holding

Vienna Insurance

Volkswagen Financial Services

Johns Manville Slovakia

Západoslovenská energetika






UniCredit Bank SK&CZ


Porsche Slovakia

Work highlights

  • Advising the Belgian KBC Bank on a mandatory takeover bid and squeeze-out performed on a regulated market in respect of OTP Bank Slovakia, following its acquisition by KBC Bank.
  • Advising Slovenský plynárenský priemysel on the establishment of a joint venture tasked with the development of biowaste dry fermentation facilities with Brantner.
  • Assisting MH Manažment with the implementation of a holding structure related to heat plants owned by the client.


Stentors has a broad-ranging practice which includes advice on due diligence matters, acquisitions and sales, assisting with drafting and negotiating transaction documentation, and handling financing projects. The team is jointly led by the ‘very business-oriented’ Michal Hulena, the ‘highly recommended’ Peter Neštepný, and Vladimír Kordoš, who supports clients with M&A transactions, corporate law matters, and public procurement mandates. Associate Andrea Obuchová is another core team member, with particular expertise in acquisition financing for real estate projects.

Practice head(s):

Michal Hulena; Peter Neštepný; Vladimír Kordoš

Other key lawyers:

Erik Schváb; Simona Kubišová; Andrea Obuchová


‘Everyone at Stentors is outstanding! During every step of the process, each person is very informative, responsive, and flexible – explanations are provided so one knows what to expect.’

‘The Corporate and M&A team at Stentors is very pro-business with a focus on legal detail. This is very beneficial, as they are often able to assess, from their own experience, the potential business risk caused by a different legal approach. The team is experienced under the leadership of Michal Hulena and can provide first-class legal advice and management of projects.’

‘Strategic thinking and good business and legal knowledge.’

Key clients

Alpiq Energy SE


Inphinity s.r.o.

Cord Blood Center Group

Daimler Truck & Bus Slovakia s.r.o.



EMARK s.r.o.

Clevergy s.r.o.

eBIZ Corp a.s.

Work highlights

  • Advised Daimler Truck & Bus Slovakia on the transaction structure and design of an acquisition of greenfield land to construct a retail workshop.
  • Advising FIDUROCK CAPITAL on the acquisition of an undeveloped project in south Slovakia with the potential to develop and erect commercial and retail premises.
  • Assisted Cord Blood Center Group with expanding to Germany and further advising the client on consolidating its businesses within the CEE region.

Wolf Theiss

Wolf Theiss supports clients throughout the entire transactional process, as well as advising on corporate restructurings, and its client roster consists of sellers and buyers, private and institutional investors, private equity companies, and financial institutions. Transactional expert Bruno Štefánik is head of the department with particular experience in the automotive and financial sectors, and counsel Zuzana Hodonova is also a core member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Štefánik

Other key lawyers:

Zuzana Hodoňová; Dalibor Palatický; Vladimír Šimkovic

Key clients

Lookout, Inc.

Cellink AB

KKR Health Care Strategic Growth Fund L.P.

Waterland Private Equity Fund VIII C.V.

Bain Capital LP

Elvaston Capital Management GmbH

BMI Group Management UK Limited


Work highlights

  • Advised Lookout on the acquisition of SaferPass.
  • Advised Cellink on the acquisition of reconstituted human tissue development company MatTek Corporation.
  • Advised Waterland Private Equity on the acquisition of a majority share in Duvenbeck group.

Bartošík Šváby s.r.o. (former BS Legal s.r.o.)

The commercial, corporate and M&A department at Bartošík Šváby s.r.o. (former BS Legal s.r.o.) has ‘excellent knowledge‘ in the real estate, construction, automotive, transport, and energy sectors. It supports its clients with the formation of joint ventures and advises on transactional mandates - including acquisitions and sales - for foreign and domestic investors, as well as assisting with day-to-day corporate work. The team is jointly led by Boris SvabyPeter Bartošík, and Igor Šváby.

Practice head(s):

Boris Svaby; Peter Bartošík; Igor Šváby

Other key lawyers:

Tomas Strapec; Stanislav Behil


‘Excellent knowledge of Slovakia’s law, industry practices, and business.’

‘Hands-on advice, reliable, and responsive.’

‘Igor Šváby is an outstanding expert with deep industry knowledge and understanding of business.’

BBH advokátska kancelária, s.r.o.

Energy, technology, banking, and real estate are industries of strength for the corporate and M&A team at BBH advokátska kancelária, s.r.o., which has ‘deep knowledge of the legal environment’. The group advises its clients on transactional mandates, as well as post-transaction matters. ‘Highly-skilled lawyer’ Miroslav Fašung and Matej Blahút jointly head up the department.

Practice head(s):

Miroslav Fašung; Matej Blahút

Other key lawyers:

Olga Belanova


‘What really stands out is BBH’s ability to work out practical and really complex solutions to complicated issues. Deep knowledge of the legal environment and business-oriented advice is what clients appreciate.’

‘Clients appreciate the firm’s knowledge of the Slovak legal environment and the highly skilled team of BBH.’

‘Solutions of the BBH team have always been really business-oriented and practical.’

‘Miroslav Fašung is a highly-skilled lawyer who is able to deliver on time and with good quality work.’

‘The very close and hands-on approach of Olga Belanova is appreciated, who also always tries to understand the legal problem and brings her solutions with added value.’

‘Miroslav Fašung is an experienced and highly-skilled lawyer with a pro-client approach.’

Key clients

ČEZ ESCO, a.s.

ESCO Slovensko, a.s.

PPF Group

První Investiční Group

YnveStorY a.s.

Generali Real Estate S.p.A.

Erste Group Immorent Slovensko, s.r.o.

Ing. Michal Voráček, CSc.

Kaprain Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Michal Voráček on the acquisition of C.E.N.
  • Advised ESCO Slovensko on the acquisition of CAPEXUS.

Deloitte Legal s. r. o.

The practice at Deloitte Legal s. r. o. utilises the firm’s global network to advise clients on a range of matters, including M&A transactions, restructurings, succession in private equity corporations, and corporate governance, predominantly in the manufacturing and industrial spaces. It also adopts a multidisciplinary approach to matters with the support of the firm’s tax, audit, and risk management teams. International companies, financial institutions, and innovative start-ups all form part of its client roster. Dagmar Yoder and Róbert Minachin co-head the department.

Practice head(s):

Dagmar Yoder; Róbert Minachin

Other key lawyers:

Veronika Rošková


‘Quick response times and availability, quick comprehension of the legal question at hand, and a solution-oriented approach.’

‘Róbert Minachin and Veronika Rošková have professional attitudes and good problem-solving skills.’

Key clients

U. S. Steel Košice, s.r.o.


Farmol SpA

Angelini Pharma Group

Sanofi Group


Arriva Slovakia a.s.

Samsung Electronics Czech and Slovak, s.r.o.

Cloetta Holland B.V.

Zaman Hospitality Investment LLC

HOLSTER Privatstiftung

EUROPACK akciová spoločnosť


Wörwag Pharma GmbH & Co. KG

KOOPERATIVA poisťovňa, a.s.

Koramic Group

Bausch Health Companies



Duijndam Group

Johnson Controls

Carrier Group

Portfolion Capital Partners

Hodler Asset Management

Bizlink Group

Segron Automation


Work highlights

  • Advised Bausch Health Companies on an internal reorganisation of the group, where part of the business of the local subsidiary was transferred to a newly established local branch of another entity from the group.
  • Assisted Koramic Group with the acquisition of the target company leasing a warehouse and its adjacent area located in the Slovak Republic.
  • Advised Bizlink Group on the intended acquisition of real estate located in Slovakia for the purpose of a production plant development for the client’s manufacturing activities.

Glatzová & Co., s. r. o.

Glatzová & Co., s. r. o. often handles M&A transactions which involve a cross-border element, and regularly drafts transactional documentation, including shareholder agreements. The telecoms and private equity sectors are areas of strength for the team, as is the automotive industry. The practice is jointly led by Vladimira Glatzova, who splits her time between the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and Veronika Pázmányová.

Practice head(s):

Vladimíra Glatzová; Veronika Pázmányová

Key clients

Manuvia, a.s.

NortonLifeLock Inc.

Natland Group SE

Natland Group SE

DA4, s.r.o.


Raiffeisen Informatik SK

iTechArt Group

Work highlights

  • Advising NortonLifeLock on its up to €9.2bn merger with Avast.
  • Advising Manuvia on a range of matters, including day-to-day issues, transactions, and regulatory matters involving statutory bodies.
  • Advised the Natland Investment Group on the sale of a stake in its Slovak subsidiary Vlčie Hrdlo Business Park.

PRK Partners s.r.o.

PRK Partners s.r.o. is praised by clients as a ‘go-to firm in the Czech Republic and Slovakia‘, and advises on cross-border deals and M&A transactions on the local market. Martin Kriz and Miriam Galandová jointly lead the team; Kriz has expertise in the media, energy, real estate, retail and insurance industries, while Galandová has a strong financial background, placing her in good stead to assists clients with complex project and transaction structures.

Practice head(s):

Martin Kříž; Miriam Galandová

Other key lawyers:

Marián Baus; Eva Hromádková


‘PRK Partners are a go-to firm in the Czech Republic and Slovakia for everything, in particular for transactions.’

‘They have abundant M&A experience, a wide range of sector experience, and a senior and stable team. They work on cross-border matters and are able to provide integrated Slovak and Czech advice, which is really a great advantage.’

‘Martin Kříž is very experienced and knowledgeable, very well-known in the market, a great negotiator, business-minded, and he knows how to provide practical advice.’

Key clients

Fabory Group

Ringier Axel Springer Media AG

International Business Machines Corporation

Slovak Games, s.r.o.

Philip Morris ČR a.s.

Schönherr Rechtstanwälte GmbH, o.z. (Schoenherr Slovakia)

Schönherr Rechtstanwälte GmbH, o.z. (Schoenherr Slovakia) advises clients on international transactions with the support of the firm’s substantial network of offices. The team has expertise in the energy and renewables, waste, retail, real estate, and financial services industries. ‘Exceptional' managing partner Sona Hekelova sits at the helm of the practice.

Practice head(s):

Sona Hekelova

Other key lawyers:

Ján Farbiak


‘A team of professionals who always have a fast solution and are reliable.’

‘Fast reaction times, good experience and knowledge, and good communication skills.’

‘Sona Hekelova is an exceptional attorney. She is punctual, thinks outside the box, and is always trying to find the best solution for the client.’

Key clients





KBC Group

Sodexo Group

Sage Automotive Interiors


Tescoma s.r.o.



Albea group

Enery group





Komerční banka, a.s.




Work highlights

  • Assisted Schaeffler with a divestment of one of its business groups.
  • Advised LEONI on preparation of due diligence and a legal fact book on its cable solutions division in Slovakia, and assisted with the drafting and negotiation of local transactional documents.
  • Advsed Sanofi on the process of establishing a local EUROAPI branch in Slovakia.

Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o.

Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o.‘s corporate team is highly adept at supporting clients with complex domestic and cross-border transactions, as well as corporate reorganisations. The practice is active in advising clients from the automotive, manufacturing, healthcare, and energy sectors. Prague-based corporate and M&A expert Radek Janecek is head of the practice, while managing partner Tatiana Prokopova is notable for real estate-related M&A work.

Practice head(s):

Radek Janeček

Other key lawyers:

Tatiana Prokopova; Katarina Ottova


‘Good availability and focus, and the team has notable expertise.’

Key clients

The Timken Company

Kongsberg Automotive

Eminox Ltd.

Budejovický Budvar

Eaton Corporation


Minerals Technologies.

Steris Corporation


Rebound Technology Group Holding Limited

RAM Tracking Acquisition Limited

Work highlights

  • Assisting Budejovický Budvar, from the Budweiser Brewing Group, with all corporate matters across the CEE region.
  • Advised The Timken Company on the acquisition of Spinea, including on the establishment of Timken Slovakia and all related corporate aspects, including those concerning a newly developed production plant located in Prešov, Slovakia.
  • Advised Kongsberg Automotive on the sale of its Interior Comfort Systems business unit to Lear Corporation in a transaction spanning multiple jurisdictions following approval by the European Commission.

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o., o.z.

Igor Augustinič leads the corporate and M&A group at bpv Braun Partners s.r.o., o.z., which is closely connected to the team in the Czech Republic, and also frequently works alongside the firm’s offices located across Austria, Hungary, and Romania on cross-border matters for international clients. It supports clients across the entire transaction lifecycle, from due diligence for buyers and sellers, to acquisitions and merger control proceedings. The group is particularly strong in the manufacturing industry.

Practice head(s):

Igor Augustinič

Key clients

Zeus Packaging

Lufthansa Group


Kuwait Petroleum

Kurita Polska Sp. z o.o.



Work highlights

  • Advising Lufthansa Group on various corporate law matters.
  • Advised Kurita Polska on the cross-border merger of its Slovak entity, which holds real estate in Vienna, with and to the Austrian parent company.
  • Advising OTIS on its Slovak subsidiaries and activities.

CLS Cavojsky & Partners

CLS Cavojsky & Partners handles a broad range of cross-border mandates, especially those involving neighbouring countries such as Austria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary. Sectors of focus for the team include real estate, retail, IT, automotive, and construction, and it advises clients from these spheres on competition-related matters, public procurement mandates, and regulatory issues. Peter Čavojský is head of the department, and is praised for being 'prepared for all obstacles that could occur'.

Practice head(s):

Peter Čavojský

Other key lawyers:

Jakub Kováčik; Andrea Borsányiová


‘CLS has long met client expectations by being a stable and reliable business partner. Since they know their clients’ businesses perfectly, they can advise directly with recommendations tailored to each company.’

‘Its greatest strength is clear and sharp thinking and understanding of clients’ needs, as well as clear and understandable communication with clients.’

‘Good people with openness and cooperation.’

‘Always ready to help and give advice.’

‘The team has impressive professionalism and reliability.’

‘Peter Čavojský brings a very high level of competence and trust into every project. He and his team are very well organised and prepared for all obstacles that could occur in future stages of a project. Their communication is very clear and their level of expertise is remarkable.’

‘Peter Čavojský and Jakub Kováčik have a professional approach and they draft legal opinions to a high standard. They also have a business-oriented approach.’

Key clients



International Investment Platform


H & M Hennes & Mauritz SK

Párovské lúky

NN Group

Youplus Insurance International


Work highlights

  • Advised JESSENIUS on a buy-out of the minority shareholders.
  • Advised Párovské lúky on a sale.
  • Advised NN on the acquisition of Finportal.

Eversheds Sutherland, advokátní kancelár, s.r.o.

Eversheds Sutherland, advokátní kancelár, s.r.o.‘s corporate and M&A practice is notable in the automotive, energy, facility services, and financial services sectors. It utilises the firms employment, competition, and banking and finance teams to advice on a variety of transactional matters and reorganisations. Bernhard Hager sits at the helm of the practice, and is qualified in Austria and the Czech Republic, as well as Slovakia.

Practice head(s):

Bernhard Hager

Other key lawyers:

Petra Marková; Štefan Palkovič

Key clients

Citco Vilnius UAB

Law Debenture Corporate Services Limited

Benefit Systems Slovakia s.r.o.

HPS Group

Gutsverwaltung Illmau GmbH & Co KG

Elisa Polystar



Havel & Partners

For HAVEL & PARTNERS s.r.o., attorneys at law, M&A transactions and corporate issues are core strengths, and this offering is boosted by the firm’s strengths in banking and finance, capital markets, competition, and real estate. The practice also advises on joint ventures, reorganisations and restructurings. The practice is under the joint leadership of a quartet of practitioners: managing partner Jaroslav HavelVáclav Audes, Ondrej Majer all split their time between Bratislava and Prague, while Stepan Starha operates solely from the office in Slovakia. Counsel Petra Čorba Stark joined the team in June 2022 with a focus on acquisitions and divestitures of companies, corporate law, and capital markets.

Practice head(s):

Jaroslav Havel; Václav Audes; Ondřej Majer; Štěpán Štarha

Other key lawyers:

Petra Čorba Stark


‘The team’s quality of legal service for a reasonable price, understanding of the clients’ needs, and ability to work under time pressure is appreciated.’

‘Petra Čorba Stark and Ondřej Majer have good availability at any time and they are patient with handling requests.’

Key clients

Photoneo, s.r.o.


PANARA, a.s.

GreenWay Infrastructure s.r.o.

CF Group j.s.a

Regal Burger

Danucem Slovensko a.s.

Compass Europe, s.r.o.

Pro Diagnostic Group, a. s.

RPC Beteiligungen GmbH


LG Electronics



Work highlights

  • Advising Photoneo and certain shareholders on an investment round and entry of new investors, including negotiation, preparation of investment documentation, and execution of the investment.
  • Advising MYLAN Group on the acquisition of assets in Slovakia from the Aspen Group.
  • Advising PANARA on an international transaction in the field of degradable plastics production.

MPH Advocates

MPH Advocates advises local and multinational clients on transactional mandates involving the sale and purchase of businesses and shares, as well as the transfer of rights, real estate-related transactions, and the transfer of receivables. Industries of specialism for the group include IT and telecoms, gaming, and automotive. The practice is jointly led by Milan Malata and Katarína Kasalová.

Practice head(s):

Milan Malata; Katarína Kasalová

Other key lawyers:

Jana Alušíková


‘They offer complex legal support in various M&A areas.’

‘The team is very supportive in negotiations.’

‘Very open communication, professional skills, good value for money, and an innovative way of working.’

Key clients

Blueberg Media a.s.

Molex Slovakia, a.s.

Solitea, a.s.

Landfill Cerová

MindIT s.r.o.

Bratislava Water Company

Pro Nuclear, a. s.

ITB Development, a.s.

IRON Mountain Slovakia, s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised Blueberg Media on the acquisition of 100% of the commercial interest in C.E.N.
  • Advised Molex Slovakia on the internal restructuring of companies within the KOCH INDUSTRIES group.
  • Advised Solitea on the acquisition of a majority stake in a company providing payment services.


Jan Makara heads up the practice at PETERKA & PARTNERS, alongside Lubomir Lesko, the overall director for Slovakia. The department sits within the firm’s wider regional network of offices across the CEE region, and conducts M&A transactions for both local and international clients. On the commercial side, the team advises on relationships between business entities, regulatory authorities, and consumers.

Practice head(s):

Lubomir Lesko; Jan Makara

Other key lawyers:

Marian Lauko

Key clients





Leader Gasket Technologies

Marine Mat

Mölnlycke Health Care



Slovak Asset Management

Slovak Investment Holding


Work highlights

  • Advising Slovak Investment Holding and Slovak Asset Management, subsidiaries of Slovenská záručná a rozvojová banka, on various potential investments in Slovakia.
  • Assisting ATALIAN with a number of corporate matters and general commercial compliance.
  • Advising the companies of ALDESA Group on a €90m infrastructure project in the Slovak capital.


SOUKENÍK – ŠTRPKA, s. r. o. has five offices located across Slovakia, allowing the firm to service clients across the entire country. A core part of the firm’s offering is commercial, corporate and M&A work for individuals and small businesses, as well as larger national and multijurisdictional corporations in the food, energy, and construction spaces. It also regularly assists clients with public procurement matters. Igor Vranka and associate Galina Vlčková jointly lead the team.

Practice head(s):

Igor Vranka; Galina Vlčková

Other key lawyers:

Monika Kormošová; David Soukeník; Martin Machyniak; Mojmír Širila


‘A player on the Slovak legal services market based on their results, experience, and reputation.’

‘The firm takes a very responsible approach to solving cases, provides high-quality, professional outputs, and the team has good communication skills, operative solutions for the clients, and they are always trying to find the legally correct solution that is most suitable for the client.’

‘They have a great team of very skilled and experienced lawyers. Their advantage is that they have experts in various areas of law and their services are always provided at a high professional level with a pro-client approach.’

‘A stable team of lawyers who are thoroughly familiar with the activities and needs of their clients. All members of the team are very flexible and helpful with a professional approach and an ability to analyse and identify a problem.’

‘Monika Kormošová is punctual and flexible with a great knowledge of the retail industry.’

‘David Soukeník is a key partner in relation to debt collection issues and he is recommended for his deep knowledge of legal, as well as practical, issues of debt collection, stemming from his extensive experience in this field. His professionalism, detail-oriented attitude, and attentiveness to all client needs is appreciated.’

‘Igor Vranka is a highly-skilled attorney with broad experience across several fields of law and with a goal-oriented approach.’

‘Galina Vlčková is a very talented attorney with knowledge both in law and accounting issues, which allows her to consider legal issues from several points of view and thus thoroughly identify potential risks.’

Key clients

Z-Group a.s.

REAL PRIM, s.r.o.

HAUSBERG, s. r. o.

OKTE, a.s.


Stars & Friends International Holding GmbH

XCOEX Limited OÜ

V-Teck k.s.

KV-Teck k.s.


DENNON, s.r.o.


BILLA s.r.o.


BL Kechnecpark, a.s.

Trenčianska vodohospodárska spoločnosť, a.s.

Albertina Packaging, spol. sr.o.

STAVEKO CZ, spol. sr.o.

PREMIUM Insurance Company Limited


Arcona Capital RE Slovakia s.r.o.

Booster Precision Components s.r.o.

SPP – distribúcia, a. s.

ČSOB Leasing, a.s.

AXA Group

EKOREAL, s.r.o.

GAMAalumínium s.r.o.

Železničná spoločnosť Cargo Slovakia, a.s.

Letisko Sliač, a.s.

Poľnohospodárske družstvo Žiar nad Hronom

Nemak Slovakia s.r.o.

Hydro Extrusion Slovakia a.s.

ZF Active Safety Slovakia s.r.o.

Glaston & Bury Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advising Z-Group on public procurements in Slovakia.
  • Advising Nemak Slovakia on drafting necessary documentation in relation to the construction of new production halls.
  • Advising Hydro Extrusion Slovakia on an international sale of shares.

Staněk, Vetrák & Partneri, s.r.o.

Staněk, Vetrák & Partneri, s.r.o. supports clients with regional and national corporate transactions. In particular, it handles capital markets transactions for issuers, underwriters, placement agents, and selling shareholders, in assisting representing buyers, sellers, financial advisers, funds, and shareholders with M&A transactions. Commercial contracts, corporate governance, and compliance issues are also part of the team’s offering. The practice is jointly led by Peter Vetrák, Anton Staněk and Miriam Staněková.

Practice head(s):

Peter Vetrák; Anton Staněk; Miriam Stanĕková


‘Great people, creativity, and out-of-the-box thinking.’

‘The firm understand its clients’ businesses, operational expectations, and needs. This is supported by using templates and patterns in many areas, which speeds up processes and projects.’

‘Anton Staněk and Peter Vetrák are both experts on IT business matters, and have a great overview of all main procedures, including public tenders and competition.’

Key clients

Asseco Central Europe, a.s.

Slovanet, a.s.

PROSOFT Košice, a.s.

SecTec, a.s.

Julius Meinl Coffee Intl., a.s.

Slovak Telekom, a.s.


DWC Slovakia a.s.

UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s.

Citibank Europe plc

KIUK, spol. s r.o.



PosAm, spol. s r.o.

ALEF Distribution SK, s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised SecTec on the sale of 100% of the shares in a target company.
  • Advised Slovanet on the acquisition of a telecoms company.
  • Advised Asseco Central Europe on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in an IT company.