Firms To Watch: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Operating in close conjunction with the firm’s office in the Czech Republic, Bird & Bird s.r.o. advokátska kancelária‘s corporate group in Slovakia advises clients on a wide range of corporate issues, under the leadership of Ivan Kisely.
Co-led by Peter Marciš and Dušan Nitschneider, the team at NITSCHNEIDER & PARTNERS regularly provides day-to-day corporate advice to international and local clients.
Sparring is typically instructed by technology companies, start-ups, and venture capital funds to advise on corporate governance issues and M&A deals. Juraj Šándor and Tatiana Pavelková are the key names.

Commercial, corporate and M&A in Slovakia

A&O Shearman

Comprising ‘experienced people with a high level of professionalism and knowledge,’ the team at A&O Shearman specialises in cross-border and landmark M&A projects, including the formation of JVs and venture capital projects. The firm operates across a broad range of industry sectors, including TMT, energy and manufacturing, as well as financial services. Tomáš Bury leads the M&A and corporate team and is experienced on both the buy-side and sell-side for domestic and international clients. Drahomír Široký has been involved in a number of major cross-border transactions, and is also noted for his focus on the real estate space. Michaela Némethova is recommended for her broad experience in acquisitions, disposals and mergers. Martin Magál remains a key senior contact.

Practice head(s):

Martin Magál; Tomáš Búry

Other key lawyers:

Drahomír Široký; Michaela Némethová


‘Knowledge, understanding of the client’s needs, and responsive.’

‘The A&O team consists of experienced people with a high level of professionalism and knowledge. All team members are strongly client oriented, open to discussions and looking for the best solution.’

‘Extraordinary cooperation.’

Key clients

A.P. Møller Holding A/S

Všeobecná úverová banka, a.s (VUB)

Ahlström Capital

Tatra banka a.s. /Tatra-Leasing, s.r.o.

KONŠTRUKTA – Industrial, a.s.

Allianz – Slovenská poisťovňa, a.s.


Work highlights

  • Advised A.P. Møller Holding A/S, the parent company of the A.P. Moller Group, on its acquisition of Unilabs from funds advised by Apax Partners.
  • Advising VUB, a member of Intesa Sanpaolo Group, on the acquisition of a stake in VUB Generali DSS, a joint venture pension funds management company established by VUB and Generali, from Generali, resulting in VUB becoming a majority shareholder in VUB Generali DSS.
  • Advised Ahlström Capital on a merger between Enics Group, an electronics manufacturing group of Ahlström Capital, and GPV International.


Dentons is particularly noted for handling landmark mandates in the technology start-up and life sciences sectors, with recent highlights including advice on acquisitions of medical products and services. The team also regularly advises clients in the energy sector, with matters including the sale of shares. Juraj Gyárfáš advises sellers and buyers on high-profile M&A deals in Slovakia and the wider CEE region, as well as handling post-M&A. Martin Mendel focuses on assisting real estate developers with corporate and commercial matters. Katarina Pecnová has expertise spanning the automotive, retail and energy sectors.

Practice head(s):

Juraj Gyárfáš

Other key lawyers:

Martin Mendel; Katarína Pecnová


‘Dentons distinguishes itself through its holistic approach, client-centric focus, collaborative culture and diverse talent pools.’

‘We benefited from their expertise and transparent communication.’

‘By consistently delivering outstanding results and embracing progressive practices, Dentons stands out as a leading choice in the legal industry, offering unique and unparalleled experience for its clients.’

‘Martin Mendel – exhibited outstanding communication skills and a remarkable ability to build trust and rapport.’

‘From the very beginning, Martin exhibited unparalleled expertise, professionalism, and dedication. His in-depth knowledge of the law, coupled with his ability to grasp the intricacies of our case swiftly, set him apart as an exemplary legal professional.’

Key clients


Swiss Life Slovensko


Arca Investments

KKR Asia Limited

DRFG Real Estate s.r.o.

HB Reavis Real Estate Investment SA


Work highlights

  • Advising Minit, a major player in process mining technology, and its shareholders, on the sale of the group to Microsoft.
  • Advising HB Reavis on a strategic internal restructuring.
  • Advising JSC Farmak on the acquisition of marketing pharmaceutical companies in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Ukraine, together with the relevant IP rights and trade marks, from British private equity fund Novator.


Co-led by Viliam Myšička and Adam Hodoň, the team at Kinstellar help clients negotiate acquisitions, disposals, JVs, restructurings, mergers and takeovers, with the group able to bring in-depth experience and understanding from their regulatory background. The firm regularly advises on both the buyer and seller side of M&A transactions, and is well versed in assisting financial investors. Tomáš Melišek has extensive expertise in real estate matters, with Lukáš Mrázik focusing on the TMT sector, and Michal Hrušovský regularly receiving instruction from major players in the automotive industry. Dominika Bajzáthová is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

Viliam Myšička; Adam Hodoň

Other key lawyers:

Roman Oleksik; Tomáš Melišek; Dominika Bajzáthová; Dáša Labašová; Lukáš Mrázik; Michal Hrušovský


‘Dominika Bajzáthová is appreciated for her ability to provide tailored solutions that meet the specific needs. She possess a deep understanding of the legal and regulatory landscape in which the clients operate and uses this knowledge to provide practical and effective legal advice.’

‘Dominika Bajzáthová is skilled in identifying issues, anticipating potential roadblocks, and navigating complex legal and commercial arrangements to achieve the best possible outcome for the client. Her exceptional negotiation skills are essential in any corporate transaction, as they can make a significant difference in ensuring that her clients get the best possible deal.’

‘Complex and unique experience and knowledge.’

‘Kinstellar demonstrates an exceptional ability to manage a substantial and diverse portfolio of investors effectively.’

‘The practice excels in providing strategic advice of the highest calibre.’

Key clients

Nationale-Nederlanden (NN Group)

Pro Partners Holding

CPM International Telebusiness

GARBE IRE Investment


Danube Birds

Powerful Medical

Applearn International

Wood & Company

Tempo Software

Veolia Energia Slovensko

Sered Logistics and Industry

Magna Group



HPS Holding

GCP Limited

Lucron Group

Capital Markets Company

Fidelity Information Services Slovakia

Delivery Hero

Vinci Concessions /Via Pribina

Dan – Slovakia Agrar

Faisal private Bank


WUXI Lead Intelligent Equipment

Inter Cars

Dell Computer


Quest Software Slovakia

Inteva Products

Rakyta Land Development


Cyberjump Slovakia

DKV Euro Service

Work highlights

  • Advising NN Group on the acquisition of a majority share in Finportal.
  • Advising GARBE IRE Investment on the acquisition of 90% of the shares by Progresus in the target and on a JV agreement regarding potential development and construction of a logistics site located in the Czech Republic.
  • Advising Powerful Medical on its negotiation of new financing agreements with investors.

Taylor Wessing Slovakia

Over the past year, Taylor Wessing Slovakia has seen an equal split across local and cross-border deals, with clients active in a range of industries including life sciences and TMT. The team continues to be involved in legislative activities in the commercial and corporate space, working closely with the Slovak Ministry of Justice; practice head Juraj Frindrich is a key name for such work. On the corporate side, Radovan Pala is a notable senior contact, while Milan Červenka and Peter Kaňuch are highly regarded for asssisting national and international clients with a wide range of commercial issues. Kristína Kešnerová, Andrej Leontiev and Andrea Kováčiková are likewise recommended.

Practice head(s):

Juraj Frindrich

Other key lawyers:

Andrej Leontiev; Radovan Pala; Milan Červenka; Peter Kaňuch; Kristína Kešnerová; Andrea Kováčiková


‘The team is very professional and friendly at the same time, what reassures me is that I work with 1st class experts I can rely on. In addition, the team is always available, delivers high-quality outputs and thus increases also the relevancy of our organisation in front of other institutions and stakeholders with whom we enter legal matters.’

‘I have been cooperating mostly with Peter Kaňuch. I value his proactivity, responsiveness, and systematic and flawless work. Peter always meets the deadline, delivers high-quality outputs and communicates in an understandable way, meaning that he can explain the legal requirements in a comprehensible manner. What I value the most is his friendly approach, which always makes me look forward to our working meetings’

‘Professionalism, in-depth knowledge and diligence.’

‘Friendly, high level of understanding of the client’s needs.’

Key clients

Brantner Group

Circular Slovakia

GA Drilling

Cube Infrastructure Management



Tatra Asset Management

Trei Real Estate


WWF (World Wildlife Fund) Slovensko


dm drogerie markt

Work highlights

  • Advised Brantner Group on the foundation of a JV with a major Slovak energy supplier, assisting with negotiations and finalisation of key documents.
  • Advising GA Holding on its investment round.
  • Advised Trei Real Estate, a venture from the Tengelmann Group, on the sale of its Czech and Slovak real estate portfolio, comprising Billa and Penny Market supermarkets and retail parks.

Barger Prekop s.r.o.

Barger Prekop s.r.o. has a core focus on M&A transactions and complex corporate governance matters. The firm is differentiated by its ability to handle matters for US-based clients due to a high number of practitioners holding licenses in various states. The corporate group, led by Adrian Barger and Peter Suba, advise large financial houses and companies on cross-border and domestic deals. Erik Seman and Anthony Hernandez oversee the M&A team, and handle complex transactions for clients operating in a wide range of industry sectors. Matus Lahky brings relevant experience in EU competition law to the group, while Alfred Krasko regularly handles regulatory filings in the financial sector. Lucia Pap Pressburgerova is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Adrian Barger; Erik Seman; Peter Suba; Anthony Hernandez

Other key lawyers:

Matus Lahky; Lucia Pap Pressburgerova; Alfred Krasko


‘Barger Prekop stands out due to its deep-rooted expertise and dedication to client success. Having worked with them on a legal due diligence project of significant complexity, I can vouch for their meticulous approach and unmatched knowledge.’

‘A defining strength of Barger Prekop during our engagement was their adeptness in coordinating with external financial and technical advisors.’

‘Their ability to navigate the complexities of multi-disciplinary coordination is testament to their holistic problem-solving approach. They don’t just address legal challenges; they anticipate, communicate, and resolve potential hurdles across all fronts, underlining their commitment to comprehensive solutions.’

Key clients


Work highlights

  • Advising Generali Czech Republic on the sale of part of its stake in a retirement savings company managing a private pension fund with net assets of €1bn to VUB.

Cechová & Partners

Led by Lenka Šubeníková, Cechová & Partners has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial, corporate and M&A work, with the team advising on cross-border deals and domestic transactions for clients from various sectors, including life sciences, FMCG, automotive and transportation. Tomáš Rybár has strong sector experience in contracts, and is focused on corporate governance and compliance, while Katarína Čechová specialises in handling complex M&A deals. Michal Šimunič is noted for his experience in transactional work, as is Miroslav Zaťko, who regularly assists with cross-border projects. Marek Holka is another key name.

Practice head(s):

Lenka Šubeníková

Other key lawyers:

Tomáš Rybár; Katarína Čechová; Tomáš Maretta; Michal Šimunič; Miroslav Zaťko; Kristína Maschkanová; Marek Holka


‘Very skilled, pragmatic and knowledgeable. Always of great support.’

‘Very professional and committed lawyers who consistently provide excellent advice under pressure.’

‘We can develop our opinions together and then together make a good strategy.’

Key clients

ABB Optical Group



Bausch Health

Cinema Holding/Cinema City


Clamason Slovakia

EIM Interim Management


Inalfa Roof Systems



Mattoni 1873

Merck Sharp & Dohme

Minerals Technologies


PACCAR Financial




SMRC (former Reydel)


Telecom Italia (TIM) / Noovle Slovakia


Vienna Airport / Flughafen Wien AG

Work highlights

  • Assisted Mattoni 1873 with its acquisition of shares in General Plastic.
  • Advised Acti-Med Group GmbH on the indirect acquisition of EUROPIN Slovakia, a major producer of medical devices, via the acquisition of EUROPIN group.
  • Advised Sdiptech AB on a change of control relating to the parent company of its Slovakian branch.


The M&A and corporate team at CMS is experienced across the gamut of M&A transactions, greenfield investments, market entry issues, and investments into start-ups. Soňa Hanková's expertise spans M&As, business transformations and carve-outs. The arrival of Juraj Fuska and his team from Aldertree legal s.r.o. in February 2023 significantly strengthened the offering. Martin Baláž is noted for his focus on corporate restructurings and incorporations.

Practice head(s):

Juraj Fuska; Soňa Hanková

Other key lawyers:

Martin Baláž

Key clients


Karl Eugen Fischer GmbH


Planet A

Slovak Investment Holding

Emerson Electric

Vaillant Group

Eterus Capital


Johns Manville

Work highlights

  • Advised MOL Group on its sale of 183 service stations located in Hungary and Slovakia to PKN Orlen for €229m.
  • Assisted Eterus Capital with its investment into MTBIKER group, a major Slovakian cycling retailer.
  • Advising Karl Eugen Fischer GmbH on the strategic acquisition of Slovak company Konštrukta-TireTech.


Hillbridges has extensive experience in handling high-profile M&A transactions across a range of industry sectors, including energy, automotive, telecoms, real estate and pharmaceutical. The team has lately seen significant expansion, with Zoran Draškovič, counsel Peter Hodál, managing associates Barbora Malík and Lukáš Královič, and associate Alex Medek all joining from Aldertree legal s.r.o. in November 2022. Miroslav Trenčan has recently handled transactions ranging from acquisition of shares to cross-border sales. Martin Čabák and Zuzana Bartošovičová are also key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Miroslav Trenčan; Zoran Draškovič; Zuzana Bartošovičová

Other key lawyers:

Martin Čabák; Andrej Adamčík; Peter Pukan; Barbora Malík; Lukáš Královič; Alex Medek; Peter Hodál


‘Hillbridges focus on ensuring they act for the top Slovakian clients or investors in Slovakia and do their best work. This means they focus on having the highest quality team rather than growing their team for growth’s sake.’

‘Miroslav Trenčan is a standout partner and lawyer with excellent judgement built on years of acting on high-quality mandates.’

‘Zuzana Bartošovičová is a clear thinker and great pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

Energetický a průmyslový holding (EPH Group).


Kimex Group / Spinea


The Timken Company

Slovenské elektrárne, a.s.


Grand Circle LLC

Pixel Federation

PPA Controll, a.s.

Queensway restaurants

Transpetrol, a.s.

Nafta, a.s.

NOVIS Insurance


Grafobal Group

Work highlights

  • Advising EP holding on the sale of a 49% stake in the Slovak energy company SSE.
  • Advised on the sale of Spinea, a manufacturer of highly engineered cycloidal reduction gears and actuators, to Timken Company, which produces engineered bearings and power transmission products.
  • Advising GLP on the acquisition of multiple properties for new development projects in Slovakia.

bnt attorneys in CEE

With offices across nine countries and benefiting from an integrated network, bnt attorneys in CEE expertly advises clients on cross-border transactions, leveraging the German and English language skills of many practitioners. Managing partner Margareta SovovaDávid Oršula and Nina Šťastná are the key senior contacts.

Practice head(s):

Margareta Sovova

Other key lawyers:

Dávid Oršula; Nina Šťastná


‘They are an excellent, hands-on and reliable team of lawyers where we already have a long standing co-operation and perfect experience. Their fees are absolutely acceptable and we highly appreciate their efforts to support us and to take any unnecessary work away from us.’

‘Dávid Oršula – an expert in many fields and a totally reliable and trustworthy partner in many business matters.’

‘Margareta Sovova is experienced, reliable, expert in many different legal disciplines.’

Key clients

Logman (Fresenius Medical Care Group)



Webasto Group

Hartenberg Capital, s.r.o. (Hartenberg| Group)

VTG Group

AUTO1 Group Operations SE

Regensburger |Druckgußwerk| Wolf GmbH

MAN Components (MAN Group)

Magna PT s.r.o. (Magna Group)

SPIE Deutschland & Zentraleuropa GmbH

Veeser Plastic Slovakia k.s. (Veeser group)

Detlef Salm, lawyer of Salm & Olk

Deutsche Invest |Mittelstand

Luka Koper, |d.d.

EURO-Metall Kft. (DIHAG Group)

SpecPage s.r.o. (Revalize Group)

Atlas Copco

GymBeam s.r.o.

RAJO s.r.o. (MEGGLE Group)

Work highlights

  • Assisting Webasto with the intra-company sale of a business branch, and advising on the future expansion of a subsidiary in Slovakia.
  • Advising TOMRA, a major player in the field of reverse vending of used beverage containers, on the establishment of a new subsidiary in Slovakia.
  • Assisted Logman with the successful divestment of two dialysis clinics in Bratislava.

DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach Rechtsanwälte GmbH, organizačná zložka

DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach Rechtsanwälte GmbH, organizačná zložka‘s corporate and M&A offering ranges from day-to-day corporate advice to assistance with complex cross-border transactions. Managing partner Michaela Stessl is well regarded for her corporate and M&A expertise across the financial, banking and real estate markets. Eva Skottke specialises in the acquisition of shares in companies based in Slovakia. Daniela Končierová is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Michaela Stessl

Other key lawyers:

Eva Skottke; Daniela Končierová; Andrej Liska; Mário Repák


‘The team has an impeccable reputation, is highly knowledgeable and capable. I recommend DLA whenever clients require advice on Slovak law. The team members are highly dilligent, efficient and detail oriented. Their services are always to the point, no matter how complex the facts or the legal question.’

‘Very reliable, available, well organised; always keep deadlines and deliver excellent work even under high pressure. Great communication with the clients, very transparent and accurate.’

‘Michaela Stessl stands out in know-how, experience, commercial acumen and client focus. She firmly keeps a finger on the pulse of the Slovak as well as CEE markets. With her helicopter view, the services she delivers are of excellent quality. Most of all, she is a deal maker and solution finder who manages to translate the leagalease, get people on the same page and secures great outcomes for her clients. She is very convincing and assertive, never misses a detail but always keeps her eyes on the prize. She is THE lawyer to have by one’s side.’

‘The team is unique in its broad spectrum of expertise and its efficient way to work based on the experience in the legal area but also in working together as a team on big projects.’

‘Besides the ability to work in English, Michaela Stessl is bilingual in German and Slovak: these three languages and the cultural background corresponding to them are an unbeatable asset.’

‘Michaela Stessl is very client-orientated. She is extremely experienced in international and CEE work. And very good at handling highly sensitive cases. It is interesting to work with her.’

‘My experience with the DLA Piper team has been very positive. They are very professional with a clear legal focus and cutting edge legal and commercial insight. The solutions they presented to our problems were creative yet still pragmatic and easy to navigate. Communication and availability was top notch. I also highly value the firm’s focus on the use of the latest legal technology and AI.’

‘Michaela Stessl is very experienced, a great solution finder and negotiator. Always fast and efficient in her communication, she anticipates issues and addresses them with admirable precision and an innovative approach in the clearest way possible. She has everything a client would look for in a good business advisor.’

Key clients

Berry Global, Inc former: RPC Group

CGI Inc.

Brockwell Capital Limited

Constantia Flexibles International GmbH

DS Smith Plc

Elekta Instrument AB

Fortive Corporation

Gebauer & Griller Kabelwerkt GmbH

Arrow Global Limited


NetJets 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.

Work highlights

  • Advising USSK on several commercial law negotiations.
  • Advised Michelin Polska Sp. Z O.O. on the acquisition of a 100% share in ČEMAT.
  • Advising Hyatt International Corporation on its exclusive collaboration agreement with Lindner Hotels.

Glatzová & Co., s. r. o.

Led by Vladimíra Glatzová and Veronika Pázmányová, Glatzová & Co., s. r. o. specialises in international transactions, with a particular focus on the Czech Republic. Simon Šufliarsky provides legal support in a variety of M&A transactions, including conducting due diligence and assessing antitrust aspects, while Miroslav Ondáš is knowledgeable in the data protection aspects of M&A deals.

Practice head(s):

Vladimíra Glatzová; Veronika Pázmányová

Other key lawyers:

Simon Šufliarsky; Miroslav Ondáš


‘The team has a really extensive amount of corporate and M&A law knowledge.’

‘The individuals have wide knowledge and great availability.’

‘During my collaboration with them, I had the pleasure of working closely with two outstanding individuals, Veronika Pázmányová and Miroslav Ondáš. They provided invaluable assistance to me.’

‘Both Veronika Pázmányová and Miroslav Ondáš exhibited remarkable proactiveness and responsiveness. They were always quick to support and reply to our needs. I greatly appreciated their ability to explain complex matters in a clear and understandable way, which significantly benefited my companies during the actions mentioned and continues to do so.’

Key clients

Manuvia, a.s.

NortonLifeLock Inc.


iTechArt Group

Thein Consulting s.r.o.

Al Thuraya Holding SL

Natland Group SE

DA4, s.r.o.

Pulsar Expo s.r.o. organizačná zložka

Spaceti s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised NortonLifeLock Inc. on its merger with Avast plc, a Czech company specialising in digital security and privacy.
  • Providing ongoing advice to Manuvia, ranging from day-to-day issues to transactional mandates.
  • Advised Al Thuraya Holdings, a diversified global holding company, on the integration of its Slovak companies into a new holding structure based in Spain.

LEGATE, s.r.o

LEGATE, s.r.o advises on both the sell-side and buy-side of major deals, as well as handling complex contractual issues for clients within the energy and natural resources, real estate and IT sectors. Peter Vrábel heads up the team alongside Miroslav Dudlák. Norbert Havrila is noted for his work on complex M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Peter Vrábel; Miroslav Dudlák

Other key lawyers:

Norbert Havrila


‘Legate provides us with a unique combination of in-depth knowledge and fast work pace. They are very flexible, focused on pragmatic solutions and do not devote time to the issues which are not so relevant for the client. This excellent team always delivers to us very practical advice on very efficient terms.’

‘With Peter Vrábel, we were in good hands right from the start and very much appreciated the professional, precise and structured working method. He is an exceptional lawyer who has an ability to see the core of the dispute, his arguments are always very well thought through and structured. He is always on time and his advice is always very rational and practical.’

‘Great lawyers, it is always a pleasure to work with them. They understand the needs and deliver perfect service. Also their pricing policy is competitive.’

‘Peter Vrábel is very experienced lawyer with passion to help. Always happy to assist. He has an excellent understanding of business.’

‘The fantastic team spirit brings us very structured views on the most complicated matters.’

‘They are very flexible, open minded with excellent strategies to follow. They understand very well the final aim of the client and they not only design the best ways to proceed, but are like clocks in terms of delivery and implementation.’

‘The team acted as one body and we felt a very strong drive and desire to achieve a successful result for us as the client.’

‘The practitioners carefully and thoroughly provide us with holistic advice. They react in the very short periods and speak very clear language to be understood by non-lawyers.’

Advokátska kancelária MCL, s.r.o.

Advokátska kancelária MCL, s.r.o. assists clients with landmark local, cross-border and international transactions across Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Europe, the US, and the UAE. Martin Jurečko specialises in mergers and acquisitions, and is well versed in assisting with the structuring, drafting, negotiating and signing of transactional documentation. Vojtech Pálinkáš advises local and foreign clients on a variety of corporate and commercial transactions, including disposals, acquisitions, JVs and restructurings. Matej Firický focuses on domestic and cross-border structuring of holdings, while Martin Mičák specialises in acquisitions and divestitures, alongside competition law issues. Kamila Turčanová is another key name.

Practice head(s):

Vojtech Pálinkáš; Martin Jurečko; Matej Firický

Other key lawyers:

Kamila Turčanová; Martin Mičák; Tomáš Langer; Nora Šajbidor

Key clients

MT Biker Group

IAD Investments


Marek Václavík´s company V6, s.r.o.



Commander services

Work highlights

  • Advised the owner of MT Biker on the entry of Eterus, a venture capital fund managed by WOOD&Company, into the MT Biker group.
  • Advised IAD Investments on an acquisition by its real estate fund of a logistics hall with administrative buildings near Bratislava Airport.
  • Advised the sellers on the sale of shares in companies operating aquapark and related housing, recreational and health care facilities.

Paul Q Law Firm

Paul Q Law Firm‘s M&A practice has a focus on the automotive industry when it comes to acquisitions and sales. More broadly, the firm handles transaction structuring and document negotiation for clients across a range of sectors. Managing partner Pavol Blahušiak is focused on start-up projects, while Boris Brhlovič specialises in cross-border M&A deals. Dominika Schweighoferová is noted for her involvement in major transactions and investment projects.

Practice head(s):

Pavol Blahušiak; Boris Brhlovič

Other key lawyers:

Dominika Schweighoferová


‘Very good price for the services provided.’

Key clients

Aldente Group

Arcelor Mittal Construction Slovakia


Bauer Media Group

Ceva Logistics Slovakia


Metsa Tissue Slovakia



Omega Pharma

OPERATÍVA, medicínska spoločnosť s.r.o.


Stonebridge UK

Work highlights

  • Assisting ARCOLA with the sale of a 30,000 square metre shopping centre in Kosice.
  • Advising Stellantis Group on a local transaction.


At RELEVANS Law Firm, the team assists clients with each stage of the transaction process, regularly carrying out due diligence and drafting contractual documentation. Alongside this, the firm advises on the setting up of international and external relationships, such as shareholders’ agreements. Marián Masarik is one of the two founders and is experienced in advising clients on transactions in the banking, utilities and telecoms sectors. Martina Krupcová is particularly active on M&A deals in the real estate sector, while Juraj Freudenfeld's expertise involves complex transactions in the energy sector. Martina Vida is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Marián Masarik

Other key lawyers:

Martina Krupcová; Juraj Freudenfeld; Martina Vida


‘The cooperation with the lawyers is excellent, uncomplicated and very professional. There are corresponding experts for every possible question. They are very focused, precise and intelligent, and have a holistic understanding of commercial implications. They can handle numerous transactions at the same time perfectly.’

‘Marián Masarik, Martina Vida, Martina Krupcová and Juraj Freudenfeld stand out as exceptional lawyers.’

‘Marián Masarik is a strong negotiator. He is practical and solution-oriented, but never to our detriment. Marián always gives top quality advice.’

‘The team is quick to respond and takes a proactive approach. The quality of the work provided is top notch. They are always up-to-date and have a great overview of the market.’

‘Marián Masarik – very capable, good to work with and good on the business aspects of a deal. Martina Krupcová – very smart, hard working, 100% reliable. Martina Vida – very smart, business oriented and driven. Juraj Freudenfeld – business oriented, pragmatic and a good negotiator.’

‘One key strength is that in every negotiation, they stand out by their deep knowledge and experience in the M&A transaction process and its every aspect – they can provide clear explanations to counterparties on every clause, step or other aspect of the transaction, suggest several possibilities for the parties as how to solve issues which arise during the transaction process, and their experience enables them to always formulate and find a mutually agreeable solution to every issue.’’

‘Two individuals stand out – Martina Krupcová and Marián Masarik. Martina is a senior lawyer who leads several of our transactions – she is easily reachable, to the point, her team is well organised, fast and efficient. Marián is a founding partner who steps in in deadlock situations, we value his patience and ability to act as a mediator between the counterparties.’

‘The firm provides a highly professional legal service, has great effectiveness and creative solution finding. They are also focused on solutions and highly client-oriented.’

Key clients

Sandberg Capital, správ. spol., a.s.

Sanagro a.s.


365. bank, a.s.


Eurovea, a.s.

SWAN a.s.

J & T BANKA, a.s.

RMS Mezzanine, a.s.

Webglobe, a.s.

Slovenská plavba a prístavy

Work highlights

  • Assisting with the negotiation of a shareholders’ agreement for a major central European energy group in connection with the entry of a new investor.
  • Advising the seller, 365 bank, on the sale of 100% of the shares in the pension fund management company.
  • Advising Seyfor on the purchase of Commander Services, a major Slovak player in the field of GPS/GSM vehicle monitoring.

Ružička & Partners s.r.o.

The corporate and M&A team at Ružička & Partners s.r.o. is led by Dana Nemčíková, who specialises in advising foreign clients on investments, acquisitions and restructurings. The firm handles a wide of matters including corporate and commercial advice to global brands and international clients, and cross-border M&A. Jaroslav Ružička and Ján Hanko regularly advise foreign investors entering the Slovak and Czech markets, including assistance with corporate financing and compliance. Eva Nagyová is likewise recommended.

Practice head(s):

Dana Nemčíková

Other key lawyers:

Jaroslav Ružička; Ján Hanko; Ján Broniš; Eva Nagyová

Key clients

Slovenský plynárenský priemysel a.s.

KOOPERATIVA poisťovňa, a.s. Vienna Insurance Group

Xeriant, Inc.


Venture to Future Fund



MOL entities


RBI Leasing GmbH, member of Raiffeisen Bank International Group

MONETA Money Bank


Komunálna poisťovňa, a.s. Vienna Insurance Group

STRABAG group entities

SIEMENS group entities

Slovak Investment Holding Západoslovenská energetika (E.ON group) entities




UniCredit Bank SK&CZ

ARRIVA (Deutsche Bahn group)

Porsche Slovakia

Work highlights

  • Advising Slovenský plynárenský priemysel on its entry into the Croatian, Italian, Polish and French LNG markets.
  • Advised KOOPERATIVA poisťovňa, a.s. Vienna Insurance Group on the acquisition of pension management company 365 d.s.s. from 365 banka, a member of J&T Finance Group.
  • Advised MOL on the acquisition of Normbenz Slovakia, an operator of fuel stations under the brand Lukoil.

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

Schönherr Rechtstanwälte GmbH, o.z. (Schoenherr Slovakia) typically advises on international transactions. Clients come from the energy, waste, real estate and financial services sectors. Sona Hekelova leads the team.

Practice head(s):

Sona Hekelova


‘It is always a pleasure to work with the Schoenherr team. They are a great combination of professionals in various fields of law.’

‘The team is ready to advise even on difficult topics and cases, provides for tailor-made solutions and thinks out of the box.’

‘We had very good contact with the law firm in various forms of communication. A very high level of responsiveness was maintained and the level of legal assistance was very high.’

Key clients

Krieger Handel / Sconto

Emirates Telecommunications Group Company (e&)

EIC Fund

Schindler výťahy a eskalátory a.s.


Wiesenthal Autohandels AG




Work highlights

  • Advised Schaeffler on the sale of part of its business, which included preparing and negotiating a local asset transfer agreement and establishing a transactional SPV in Slovakia.
  • Advised Emirates Telecommunications Group Company on the acquisition of a controlling stake in PPF Telecom Group’s assets in Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia and Slovakia.
  • Providing Wiesenthal group with full transactional support for the sale of Motor-Car Group, including the negotiation of transactional documentation, structuring of the deal and rectification of identified issues.


Stentors provides corporate and M&A services to clients across Slovakia and the wider CEE region, ranging from acquisitions and sales, to drafting and negotiating of transaction documentation. Michal Hulena co-leads the practice with Peter Neštepný; the duo handle a range of transactions on behalf of local and international clients, including leasing companies, and international equity and venture capital funds. Vladimír Kordoš has over sixteen years of experience in corporate law and compliance issues, while Andrea Obuchová is noted for her expertise in acquisition finance projects.

Practice head(s):

Michal Hulena; Peter Neštepný; Vladimír Kordoš

Other key lawyers:

Andrea Obuchová; Erik Schváb

Key clients

Alpiq Energy SE


Inphinity s.r.o.

Cord Blood Center Group

Daimler Truck & Bus Slovakia s.r.o.


KOSIT a.s.

EMARK s.r.o.

Clevergy s.r.o.

eBIZ Corp a.s.


Work highlights

  • Advising Daimler Truck & Bus Slovakia on the acquisition of greenfield land to construct a technical workshop for its local subsidiary.
  • Advising FIDUROCK CAPITAL on the acquisition of an undeveloped project in south Slovakia with the potential to develop and erect commercial and retail premises.
  • Advised a major player in real estate industrial development in the CEE region on a change of management in dozens of its local subsidiaries.

Wolf Theiss

Led by Bruno Štefánik, who has over twelve years of experience in transactional mandates, Wolf Theiss has advises on M&A and corporate restructuring in the automotive, healthcare, life science, and financial services sectors. Zuzana Hodoňová‘s expertise lies in related competition matters, including merger control proceedings, while Vladimír Šimkovic is regularly involved in prominent local and cross-border M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Stefanik

Other key lawyers:

Zuzana Hodoňová; Vladimír Šimkovic; Karin Kirchnerová


‘We appreciated the team’s support, expertise and responsiveness in dealing with various issues.’

‘The front person of the Wolf Theiss team we interacted with was Bruno Stefanik. We appreciated their responsiveness and expertise and practical business-minded approach.’

Key clients


Intuitive Surgical Operations

Liqui Box Corporation

DC Bank

Compass Group

Waterland Private Equity

Elvaston Capital Management

Müller Transporte


BMI Group


Work highlights

  • Advised Lookout, Inc., a major cybersecurity company, on the acquisition of SaferPass, a global developer of password management solutions for consumers and businesses.
  • Advised Intuitive Surgical Operations on the divestment of its portfolio pertaining to the distribution, maintenance and supply of high-end microsurgery robotics instruments in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
  • Advised Olympus Partners and its subsidiary, Liquibox Corporation, on a post-closing internal reorganisation of operations in Slovakia.

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

Bartošík Šváby s.r.o. (former BS Legal s.r.o.) serves clients in various industry sectors including real estate, construction, automotive and software development, with experience including transaction advice and assistance with day-to-day corporate issues. The firm is well versed in general M&A, as well as venture capital deals. Peter Bartošík leads the firm alongside Boris Šváby and Igor Šváby, with Tomáš Strapec being noted for his focus on providing M&A advice to foreign clients.

Practice head(s):

Peter Bartošík; Boris Šváby; Igor Šváby

Other key lawyers:

Tomáš Strapec


‘I appreciate that the lawyers at Bartosik Svaby really listen to our problems and try to fully understand our needs. Their feedback is such that I really get the feeling that they have looked at the problem from all possible views and are convinced of the final recommendation they give me. They are fast in responding and keep us updated on the progress of the matter.’

‘I have most worked with Igor Šváby. It appears to me he has a great insight into the law and also commercial knowledge of the relevant sector. His advice both oral and written is clear and he is not afraid to make a conclusion and come up with a specific recommendation for us, even in cases where he admits the law is unclear. He has a strong ability and willingness to listen and is always available for a consultation.’

‘A professional team with all the necessary knowledge and experience in the field of mergers and acquisitions. Very good communication and flexibility. Proactive approach with innovative solutions and experienced team.’

Key clients

IMMOFINANZ Services Slovak Republic, s.r.o.

Tatra Residence, a.s.

Tatra Real Development, a.s.

Unibail Rodamco Westfield (URW Slovakia s.r.o.)

Lakeside Office II (LO2 s. r. o.)

BBC Residence, s.r.o.

TEPEDE MEE Holding s.r.o.

AirExplore, s. r. o.

Accor group (Accor-Pannonia Slovakia s.r.o.)

Windsor Machine Group

PKZ Logistics s.r.o.

BIA Group (BIA Plastic and Plating Technology Slovakia s.r.o.)

Work highlights

  • Advising Windsor Machine International Holdings Ltd. on the sale of shares in subsidiaries in Slovakia and Hong Kong.
  • Advising Advising PKZ Logistics SK on the sale of shares in the target logistics company PKZ Slovakia to the worldwide logistics group Hellmann.
  • Advising Accor-Pannonia Slovakia on the sale of the Ibis Bratislava Centrum hotel to a company belonging to the Latvian group Mogotel.

BBH advokátska kancelária, s.r.o.

The corporate and M&A team at BBH advokátska kancelária, s.r.o. handles the gamut of matters for clients, from the structuring of complex transactions through to post-transaction issues. Miroslav Fašung leads the offering alongside Matej Blahút.

Practice head(s):

Miroslav Fašung; Matej Blahút


‘Practical and complex knowledge of the Slovak law.’

‘Miroslav Fašung has the ability to effectively participate in multi-jurisdictional transactions.’

‘Very good value for money. Practitioners always do the maximum for their clients.’

‘Miroslav Fašung – great knowledge of market practice and applicable law, thinks through solutions.’

‘We think that the combination of hard skills and knowledge on one side, with the soft skills and negotiation skills on the other, is what makes the team the most suitable advisor for us. We would recommend BBH to anyone who seeks advice on complex corporate, commercial or M&A matters.’

‘We mainly work with Matej Blahút. His unique understanding of the client’s needs, experience and unmatched pro-client approach makes him one of the finest on the market. He has helped us in the most significant cases and always provided us with the most quality service.’

‘Corporate and M&A work makes the foundation of our relationship with BBH. Drawing from longstanding experience with BBH, we think that their M&A practice is one of the finest on the Slovak market. They have helped us to go through major deals, where they showed unparalleled levels of expertise as well as exemplary work ethics. If you want to get a complex deal done, BBH is the one to go for.’

Key clients

ČEZ ESCO, a.s. – member of ČEZ Group

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 ČEZ Group on the acquisition of ŠKODA JS a.s, which is active in the supply, service and repair of nuclear power plants.
  • Assisted PPF Group with the creation of a JV with Matej Okáli, which consolidated the companies SkyToll, a provider of electronic toll collection systems in Slovakia, CzechToll, a provider of electronic toll collection systems in the Czech Republic, technological firm TollNet, and Paysystem.
  • Advised ESCO Slovensko, a JV between ČEZ and SPP, on the acquisition of a majority share in BIOPEL.

Beatow Partners s.r.o

Led by Peter Mikletič, the team at Beatow Partners s.r.o has considerable experience assisting with mergers and acquisitions, as well as restructurings, particularly in the technology and manufacturing sectors. Oliver Weber regularly handles cross-border transactions, while Marek Noga is noted for his wide-ranging corporate advisory practice.

Practice head(s):

Peter Mikletič

Other key lawyers:

Oliver Weber; Marek Noga


‘Development of good solutions for M&A transactions, quick reactions to questions, provide necessary documents within a short time.’

‘Oliver Weber has short response times, even if he is engaged with other projects, has a broad view of all aspects of the transaction.’

Deloitte Legal s. r. o.

Deloitte Legal s. r. o. leverages the firm’s global network to provide a streamlined multi-jurisdictional service across a range of matters, including restructurings, M&A transactions, and corporate governance issues. Dagmar Yoder jointly leads the practice with Róbert Minachin; between them, the duo expertly handle acquisitions, sales and the execution of significant development projects.

Practice head(s):

Dagmar Yoder; Róbert Minachin

Other key lawyers:

Veronika Patúšová; Andrea Makarová; Tomáš Kaščák


‘Multidisciplinary advice – collaboration with other streams.’

‘The team always provides thorough feedback with great attention to detail and with short-term feedback.’

‘The team is pragmatic, available and flexible.’

‘Knowledgeable in the field.’

‘Róbert Minachin – pragmatic, flexible, straight to the point.’

‘Andrea Makarová – available, hardworking and dedicated to the client.’

‘Know-how and cross-functional analyses.’

Key clients

U. S. Steel Košice, s.r.o.

NEPI Rockcastle

Angelini Pharma Group

Johnson Controls

Carrier Group

Bizlink Group

Segron Automation

Tetra Tech Inc.

Unilin Slovakia s.r.o.


Sportclinic Group

Savino del Bene

Work highlights

  • Advised Savino del Bene S.p.A. on the acquisition of a Slovak company operating freight forwarding services.
  • Advised Bizlink Group on the acquisition of a real estate portfolio and production plant.
  • Advised on the compliance of the client’s business activities and intended services with local regulations.

Havel & Partners

Havel & Partners is well placed to handle cross-border transactions and venture capital investments across Slovakia and Prague. Managing partner Jaroslav Havel's practice spans a breadth of corporate and commercial matters, including M&A deals, while Ondřej Majer has a core focus on acquisitions of properties and other real estate projects. Štěpán Štarha and David Neveselý are further key names from the firm.

Practice head(s):

Jaroslav Havel; Ondřej Majer; Štěpán Štarha

Other key lawyers:

David Neveselý


‘This practice stands out due to its consistent on-time delivery and high standard of professional service. Potential clients would be pleased to know that the team possesses unmatched dedication, ensuring each project is executed with precision and expertise.’

‘Compared to other firms, the team’s strength lies in its unwavering commitment to client satisfaction. Additionally, the practice continually seeks to innovate, adopting the latest technologies and collaboration tools to enhance service quality, and always exploring progressive approaches to both billing and ensuring diversity.’

‘The individuals I work with genuinely stand out for their dedication, expertise, and unwavering commitment to excellence. Two partners that exemplify these qualities are Jaroslav Havel and Štepán Štarha. Their service and results consistently exceed expectations. What differentiates them from competitors is not only their deep domain knowledge but also their personal touch, ensuring that clients feel understood and prioritised.’

Key clients


Správca zálohového systému n. o.


Slovak Telekom / Marián Marek

Centene Corporation

GreenWay Infrastructure s.r.o.

ALDI Reality s.r.o. / HOFER Group


RPC Beteiligungen GmbH

Raiffeisen Invest

Pro Diagnostic Group

Work highlights

  • Advised GEVORKYAN on its launch on the START market of the Prague Stock Exchange.
  • Advising the non-profit organisation Správca zálohového systému, which creates, finances and coordinates the functioning of the deposit system for disposable beverage packaging in Slovakia, on corporate law issues.
  • Advising PosAm, spol. s r.o. on the sale of a 100% ownership interest in Commander Services s.r.o. to Seyfor, a member of the Sandberg Capital Group.

Majerník & Miháliková, s. r. o.

Majerník & Miháliková, s. r. o. handles corporate matters on behalf of prominent technology companies and major local investors. The department is highlighted for its strengths in both M&A and venture capital work, with the firm often involved in cross-border mandates. Katarína Miháliková is the key senior contact on the corporate and M&A side, while Andrej Majerník focuses on commercial contract issues.

Practice head(s):

Katarína Miháliková

Other key lawyers:

Andrej Majerník; Ivan Kormaník; Michaela Lipková


‘Fair treatment, timely, friendly, professional, can push themselves if our situation demands it, no issues with any of their work/recommendations.’

‘Friendly, professional, engaged, fair and candid.’

‘Smaller but experienced team with commercial mindset and practical solutions. We like the predictability and personal approach. The key is their problem solving and understanding of the relevant issues.’

Key clients

Sygic, a.s.

PwC Legal, s.r.o.

RSM SK s.r.o.

SEC Technologies

Blockmate j. s. a.

PowereX j.s.a.

Naftogaz Trading

Deal Machine s.r.o.

Finportal, a.s.

citadelo s. r. o.

Work highlights

  • Advising citadelo on the sale of shares in a Swiss holding company.
  • Advised RSM SK s.r.o. on its merger with tax advisory company LEON Tax.

PRK Partners s.r.o.

The team at PRK Partners s.r.o. is experienced in mergers and acquisitions, as well as broader cross-border transactions involving the Slovak market. Martin Kriz, Miriam Galandova and Eva Hromádková jointly lead the offering, working with local and international corporate clients. Marian Baus and Silvia Kratochvilova are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Martin Kriz; Miriam Galandova; Eva Hromádková

Other key lawyers:

Marian Baus; Silvia Kratochvilova


‘The cross-country teams of PRK Partners work well together to provide efficient advice in international transactions.’

‘ Eva Hromádková is an experienced corporate lawyer, who is well-versed in international transactions and with a clear focus on the client’s needs.’

‘Very engaged team.’

Key clients

Hedin Group AB

Taiwania Capital Management Corporation

OEP Finnish Bidco Oy

CEE Catering HoldCo Kft

Mercedes-Benz Slovakia s. r. o.

Work highlights

  • Advised Hedin Group on the successful acquisition of the Motor-Car Group, which operates 17 car dealerships in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary.
  • Advised Taiwania Capital Management Corporation on its investment in Slovak technology start-up Photoneo.
  • Advised Mercedes-Benz Slovakia on the sale of the truck and bus division in Slovakia to a buyer from the Daimler Truck group.


With five offices located across Slovakia, SOUKENÍK – ŠTRPKA, s. r. o. services clients right across the country, with a core offering spanning corporate, commercial and M&A work for a range of clients, including private individuals, large multi-jurisdictional companies, and local businesses. Igor Vranka specialises in corporate issues, and heads up the team alongside Galina Vlčková and Ľubica Martináková, both of whom specialise in commercial matters.

Practice head(s):

Igor Vranka; Galina Vlčková; Ľubica Martináková


‘This firm can provide help and information for every situation.’

‘Timely response to our requests, detailed elaboration of the answer.’

‘They are never caught off guard, they are always prepared, even in unpredictable circumstances with strange results they are ready to address each and every situation professionally.’

‘Their perfectly structured outputs and the logical precision of argumentation have saved us a lot of money in the past.’

Key clients

BDR THERMEA GROUP, B.V. (operating in Slovakia by BDR Thermea Košice, s. r. o.)

REAL PRIM, s.r.o.

HAUSBERG, s. r. o.


STAVEKO CZ, spol. s r.o.

V-Teck k.s.

KV-Teck k.s.



BILLA s.r.o.


BL Kechnecpark, a.s.

PREMIUM Insurance Company Limited

Železničná spoločnosť Cargo Slovakia, a.s.

PV Olichov s. r. o.

BIOMILA spol. s r. o.


Verejné prístavy, a. s.

CEHIP s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised BILLA on contractual arrangements with a major operator of fuel stations in Slovakia.
  • Advised Železničná spoločnosť Cargo Slovakia on the establishment of Depo Services, a. s., which specialises in repairs and maintenance of railway vehicles.
  • Advising V-Teck on day-to-day issues.

Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o.

The offering at Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o., advokátní kancelář is overseen by Tatiana Prokopová, with support from Prague-based Radek Janeček; the duo are well placed to advise on complex cross-border and local transactions, alongside reorganisations and day-to-day corporate issues. Katarína Ottová is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Tatiana Prokopová; Radek Janeček

Other key lawyers:

Katarína Ottová


‘The work with quick turnaround times. The have deep experience with local authorities and are able to thoroughly research local case law.’

‘Tatiana Prokopová and Katarína Ottová were very useful.’

‘Their advisory services are at the top of the game.’

‘The team we are working with is very professional, diligent, knowledgeable.’

Key clients

Mogotel Development Holding Group

The Timken Company

Minerals Technologies


STERIS Corporation

Eminox Ltd.

Rebound Technology Group

RAM Tracking Acquisition Limited

Eaton Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised The Timken Company on the acquisition of Spinea.
  • Assisting a major hotel operator with the negotiation of a long-term lease agreement for a hotel located in the historical centre of Bratislava.
  • Advising a worldwide producer of consumer electronic devices on contractual relationships with various distributors and retailers of its products.

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

The Bratislava-based team at bpv Braun Partners s.r.o., o.z. is overseen by Igor Augustinič, and works closely with colleagues from the firm’s offices in Austria, Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic. The span of corporate and M&A services offered includes due diligence for buyers and sellers, acquisition structuring, and contract preparation. Arthur Braun and Martin Provazník are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Igor Augustinič

Other key lawyers:

Arthur Bran; Martin Provazník

Key clients





Lufthansa Group


Kuwait Petroleum




Work highlights

  • Advising Lufthansa Group on corporate law matters.
  • Advising BAWAG on the cross-border merger of its Slovak and Czech entities.
  • Providing wide-ranging advice to OTIS on its subsidiaries and activities in Slovakia.

CERHA HEMPEL Šiška & Partners s. r. o.

CERHA HEMPEL Šiška & Partners s. r. o. provides a full range of legal services for leading corporate clients across Slovakia, covering acquisitions in the real estate, retail and technology sectors on both the buyers' and sellers' side. Jozef Bannert heads up the corporate and M&A team, and has extensive expertise in structuring and implementing transactions. In 2022, the firm saw signficant consolidation, with four senior associates - Roman Grigel, Dušan Hrnčiar, Lucia Lalíková Tadlánková and Andrej Bartakovič - joining from their own practices.

Practice head(s):

Jozef Bannert

Other key lawyers:

Roman Grigel; Dušan Hrnčiar; Lucia Lalíková Tadlánková; Andrej Bartakovič

Key clients

Procter & Gamble


Cruiser Aircraft EU, a. s.




WBA Holding


INDITEX Zara | Bershka | Pull & Bear | Stradivarius | Massimo Dutti | Oysho | Zara Home

Goldman Systems, a.s.

PPC Insulators



Magna International Inc.

CLS Cavojsky & Partners

CLS Cavojsky & Partners is instructed by a wide range of local and international clients in the banking, insurance, construction and development industry sectors. The corporate and M&A team is led by managing partner Peter Čavojský.

Practice head(s):

Peter Čavojský


‘Several key factors: ability to navigate complex transactions and provide insightful advice is second to none, deliver creative solutions that not only meet our legal needs but also align with our business goals, deep industry knowledge, dedicated group of attorneys who specialise in various sectors, allowing them to offer industry-specific insights and tailored solutions.’

‘Collaborative spirit – they work seamlessly together, pooling their collective knowledge and experience to provide comprehensive solutions.’

‘This law firm is unique due to its combination of industry expertise, innovative approach, and the exceptional individuals who make up the team.’

‘Legal teams in Slovakia are relatively small, so a lot depends on the individual performance of the participating lawyers. The size of CLS is medium, whereas the quality one can get is high.’

‘Practical solutions based on legal and market knowledge, negotiation skills and flexibility.’

‘At the CLS Cavojsky & Partners team, we especially appreciate the orientation towards the client and their needs. Long-term cooperation guarantees trouble-free submission of requests for legal advice and their processing.’

‘Great team, full support and coordination.’

Key clients

TIPOS, národná lotériová spoločnosť


International Investment Platform


H & M Hennes & Mauritz SK

Párovské lúky (SKY FINANCE)

NN Group

Youplus Insurance International

JRK Waste Management (JRK Slovensko)


Work highlights

  • Advising SKY FINANCE on a real estate sale.
  • Advising JESSENIUS on the acquisition of a cardiology clinic.
  • Advising GENERALIST CAPITAL on the acquisition of 50% of the shares in a company.

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

Led by Bernhard Hager, the team at Eversheds Sutherland, advokátní kancelár, s.r.o., assists with acquisition of shares and related documentation, reorganisations, and transfer of shares. Petra Marková and Štefan Palkovič are further key names from the group.

Practice head(s):

Bernhard Hager

Other key lawyers:

Petra Marková; Štefan Palkovič

Key clients


Trek Bicycle Corporation


Citco Mercator UAB

Gutsverwaltung Illmau GmbH & Co KG

Elisa Polystar

Work highlights

  • Advising Hartenberg Capital on the divestment of a business stake in a Czech company to FutureLife.
  • Advising Elisa Polystar, which is based in Finland, on its acquisition of a 100% share in Slovak company Frinx s.r.o.
  • Advising Gutsverwaltung Illmau GmbH & Co KG on the acquisition of agricultural company DAN AGRO HOLDING s.r.o. by way of a share deal.


PETERKA & PARTNERS provides integrated coverage across the CEE region; the team in Slovakia is well versed in the gamut of commercial, corporate and M&A transactions. Lubomir Lesko and Jan Makara are the key senior contacts, and are noted for their experience in multi-jurisdictional transactions.

Practice head(s):

Lubomir Lesko; Jan Makara


‘My opinion is that this firm has great strengths due to its professionals, the high training of its lawyers, its knowledge of the different branches of law.’

Key clients

Aldesa Group

Atalian Group

Atlas Copco Group

Biosphere Holding



Descours & Cabaud


GMD Group

Jablotron Slovakia

Redex SA

Yamaha Motor Europe


Work highlights

  • Advising DESCOURS & CABAUD, a major distributor of work tools and products for construction, on a day-to-day basis.
  • Advising Yamaha Motor Europe on a day-to-day basis.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal, s.r.o.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal, s.r.o. covers the span of corporate and M&A mandates. Key senior contacts in the team include regional head of business solutions Hugh Owen and head of the Slovak practice Jana Borská. Michal Pališin focuses on the regulatory aspects of corporate projects, leveraging his expertise in competition law and data protection to handle such work.

Practice head(s):

Hugh Owen; Jana Borská

Other key lawyers:

Michal Pališin


‘The strength is in its inhouse capacity to get opinion of commercial and tax advisors which is great, mainly on large transactions.’

‘Jana Borská is an excellent lawyer with grasp of all aspects of the transaction, keeping in check all the angels, inspiring clients’ confidence and being able to manage the transaction from A to Z. She is not avoiding to take over the responsibility which is rare these days.’

‘It is great working with PWC as they have internally covered also Tax and Deal Advisory. They can cover very large transactions from beginning to end very smoothly. PwC can implement and use very useful technology/legal tech.’

Work highlights