Firms To Watch: Employment

The employment practice at Hillbridges has significantly expanded over the past year, bringing in five new practitioners from Aldertree legal s.r.o.Miroslav Trenčan and Andrej Adamcik continue to lead the department.

Employment in Slovakia

A&O Shearman

Co-led by Martin Magál and Tomáš Bury, the team at A&O Shearman covers all aspects of employment law, from contractual issues, to privacy and data protection matters, to termination and litigation. The team helps clients prepare for and implement collective redundancies, including providing representation before labour authorities, as well as handling negotiations with trade unions and other representatives. Michaela Némethova's broad practice includes assisting with restructurings and employee transfers, while Lucia Hroš is noted for her employment litigation expertise, and regularly acts on behalf of employers in wrongful dismissal and wage compensation claims.

Practice head(s):

Martin Magál; Tomáš Búry

Other key lawyers:

Michaela Némethová; Lucia Hroš

Key clients

SIA Central Europe, a.s.

Deutsche Telekom Systems Solutions Slovakia s.r.o.

Deutsche Telekom Group

UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s.

U. S. Steel Košice, s.r.o. /RMS Košice, s.r.o.

KOVOHUTY Dolný Kubín, s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Represented U. S. Steel Košice in an unfair dismissal case against one of its former managers.
  • Advised Deutsche Telekom on annual compliance updates related to the group’s specific compensation programme and share-matching plan in 30 countries.
  • Assisted SIA Central Europe with the extension of terms of the management agreements of members of the board of directors, as well as advising on the restructuring of a department and related employment termination.

bnt attorneys in CEE

bnt attorneys in CEE fields a team of specialists in a range of employment mandates such as collective bargaining, immigration issues, illegal employment, TUPE matters and cross-border posting. Zuzana Chudáčková, who is particularly knowledgeable in tax issues related to employment, co-leads the team alongside Marek Laca. Katarína Babiaková is noted for her broad practice, and her focus on issues concerning the posting of workers to a range of EU countries.

Practice head(s):

Zuzana Chudáčková; Marek Laca

Other key lawyers:

Katarína Babiaková


‘Very high professional knowledge of laws in several European countries.’

‘Complex knowledge which gives them the advantage of reaction to all possible topics.’

Key clients

MAN Components s.r.o.


Orange Slovensko

Fresenius Medical Care Group

Magna Powertrain

SpecPage s.r.o. (Revalize Group)

Kongsberg Automotive

KROMBERG & Schubert

OBI Slovakia (multinational

Webasto group

Plastic Omnium Auto Exteriors



TeamWork Services


VTG Rail Logistics & VTG AG (Retrack Slovensko, Želos)

msg life Slovakia

Work highlights

  • Advised BLUEPRINT POWER on the TUPE process of insourcing all business activities to a newly established subsidiary in Slovakia.
  • Supported Orange through its voluntary leave initiative and assisted with the implementation of a new organisational structure after the change.
  • Advised Plastic Omnium Auto Exteriors on the cross-border posting of employees between companies within the group, as well as on the loan of personnel between various employers not affiliated with the group.


Headed up by Stanislav Ďurica, Dentons' employment team assists clients with a broad scope of mandates, across a range of industries including banking, automotive, manufacturing and retail. Katarina Pecnová has extensive experience with the employment law aspects of transactions, including TUPE transfers, while Tatiana Jevčáková  specialises in assisting clients with day-to-day employment issues, including preparation of employment contracts and negotiation of collective bargaining agreements. Soňa Kurillová is recommended for her combined practice in employment and corporate law.

Practice head(s):

Stanislav Ďurica

Other key lawyers:

Katarina Pecnová; Tatiana Jevčáková; Soňa Kurillová


‘I would like to draw the attention of potential clients to their high efficiency, i.e success rate in court proceedings in a relatively short time.’

‘I think their team is exceptional from all of the law firms.’

‘I cooperate with Stanislav Ďurica and Soňa Kurillová. I consider them to be exceptional professional lawyers and personalities. I appreciate their comprehensive and highly professional knowledge, broad insight and experience in the field of employment law and whistleblowing. Their work is excellent. I also appreciate their high level of empathy and humanity.’

‘They are very flexible.’

‘They are very professional, I can ask questions, the results are always smart.’

Key clients

ERNI (Slovakia)

A3 Soft

A3 Soft /A3 Pay

Róbert Sabovčík (Zekon)


Mars SR

Takeda Pharmaceutical Slovakia s.r.o.


MHC Mobility Slovakia


LiveDispatcher (REEF)

Slovenská volejbalová federácia

Work highlights

  • Representing the former dean of the Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies of the University of Technology in Bratislava in an unfair dismissal case against her former employer.
  • Representing a private client in a whistleblowing case.
  • Advising Solera EMEA, a major provider of risk and asset management software and services for the automotive and property marketplace, on day-to-day employment and corporate law matters, including dismissals, incentives plans and legal updates in relation to Covid-19 related measures.


Kinstellar has extensive experience handling sensitive employment matters, including negotiations with executive managers, trade unions and employee representatives. Adam Hodoň as a registered tax advisor, is able to provide advice on social security and payroll issues, alongside business restructuring and its impact. Lívia Miklenčičová and Matúš Kočíšek regularly represent clients in employment disputes.

Practice head(s):

Adam Hodoň

Other key lawyers:

Lívia Miklenčičová; Matúš Kočíšek


‘Wide range and scope of legal service overall. Professional approach, availability and prompt feedback. Strong team able to mobilise immediately the resources to have an adequate and professional standpoint on discussed issues.

‘Deep investigation of the problem, strong risk management, very transparent and clear outputs, able to declare the solutions and recommendations in a way suitable for the client.’

‘The Kinstellar team has a great understanding of our business and needs. They are always available and provide quick and practical solutions.’

‘Adam Hodoň has outstanding expertise and together with his highly-skilled employment team provides tailored advice on employment matters.’

‘They are always available and the turnaround time is really short. They know what they are doing and we absolutely trust their advice.’

‘Adam Hodoň is exceptional at handling matters comprehensively and in detail. He is nice and calm and gives people the impression that they are in good hands.’

‘Matúš Kočíšek is hard working, manages the matters proactively and responds quickly. He puts emphasis on hard data, content and detail.’

Key clients

CPM International Telebusiness


Powerful Medical

Process Automation Solutions

Astound Commerce

Premier Research Group

BKS Bank




Advanced Computer Software Group

Arrow Electronics

Work highlights

  • Advising the Slovak subsidiary of CPM INTERNATIONAL TELEBUSINESS SL on all employment and labour law matters, including localisation of working policies, drafting of employment contract templates and other general employment documentation, preparation of HR support guides, and transfer of temporary workers from agencies.
  • Advised SLOVALCO, the Slovak aluminium smelter, on closing its operations in Slovakia and the related redundancies of almost all 600 local employees.
  • Advised Process Automation Solutions on a full set of employment policies related to the posting of employees to EU countries, the US and China, as well preparation of new rules for the organisation of working time allowing the client to meet the needs of customers in the automotive sector.

Taylor Wessing Slovakia

Taylor Wessing Slovakia handles a wide range of employment matters, including compliance, document drafting, and representation of clients in civil and administrative proceedings. Radovan Pala and Radoslava Lichnovská jointly lead the team; both are noted for their experience in employment-related litigation. Andrea Čupeľová is the go-to name for collective bargaining negotiations and employment issues arising as a consequence of M&A transactions. Tomáš Grell focuses on mandates relating to the employment of foreign nationals in Slovakia.

Practice head(s):

Radovan Pala; Radoslava Lichnovská

Other key lawyers:

Tomáš Grell; Soňa Ondrušková; Lenka Filipoiu; Andrea Čupeľová


‘We have been working with the Taylor Wessing law firm for years. We have always been very satisfied with the approach of the entire team as well as their expertise. They invoice us every month and it has always been problem-free.’

‘We must especially highlight Radoslava Lichnovská for her precision, expertise and humane approach.’

‘The whole team is very proactive and helpful. They are working “all day”. You can communicate with them early in the morning or in the evening.’

‘I have to highlight personally Radoslava Lichnovská, with her I was most often in contact. She always advised and explained the context, pointed out possible problems and advised on how to avoid them.’

‘Diligent, engaged and honest.’

‘Devoted, friendly and professional.’

Key clients

Reporters of Slovak national broadcasting company


Medpace, Inc.

PDI Technologies Slovakia, s.r.o.

dm drogerie markt, s.r.o.

Prvá stavebná sporiteľňa, a.s.

BE-SOFT a.s.

Dopravný podnik Bratislava, akciová spoločnosť

Najvyšší kontrolný úrad Slovenskej republiky

Spin Master International B.V. Slovak Branch

WWF (World Wildlife Fund) Slovensko


UBC Composites GmbH

Nakladatelství C.H.Beck, s.r.o. Slovak Branch

Work highlights

  • Represented former reporters of a national broadcasting company in civil proceedings related to unfair dismissal.
  • Represented the former vice president of a multi-national IT corporation in a dispute over the invalid termination of his employment.
  • Represented Prvá stavebná sporiteľňa in multiple court proceedings related to the termination of employment of two former managers.

Cechová & Partners

The team at Cechová & Partners covers a broad range of areas, including regulatory and compliance issues, whistleblower protection, and cooperation with third-sector organisations. Tomáš Rybár is the head of the labour and employment practice and works on a range of employment, compliance and privacy matters. Lenka Šubeníková regularly advises on the creation of procedures and HR policies, while Simona Haláková specialises in transfers of enterprises, outsourcing issues, and employee share schemes. Peter Fedor oversees the firm’s new office in Košice, with a focus on clients based in Eastern Slovakia, and particularly in relation to employment litigation.

Practice head(s):

Tomáš Rybár

Other key lawyers:

Lenka Šubeníková; Simona Haláková; Peter Fedor


‘In my view, this team combines domestic knowledge and experience with the international standards of provision of legal services. They are responsive and understand the requirements of multinational companies.’

‘This is a longstanding, cohesive and successful team, with a commensurate depth of expertise.’

‘I have found the partners I work with proactive where possible, responsive and knowledgeable; they delegate where appropriate but remain available and on top of matters.’

‘Tomáš Rybár has been particularly helpful with recent matters – he is my go-to lawyer in this field!’

‘The team has great expertise and knowledge of the market. They provide practical advice, communicated in a way that is easy to understand for business. They are very responsive and easy to work with.’

‘Tomáš Rybár and Peter Fedor are great when advising on big strategic projects or helping with urgent ad-hoc matters. Both are very responsive and have a great understanding of business needs and market practice.’

‘Great teamwork, high quality and timely reactions.’

Key clients


Crown Packaging

Merck Sharp & Dohme



Hengstler (member of Fortive Group belonging to Fortune 500)

Bausch Health

AFS Visicom Slovakia, belonging to TELUS group (Canadian leading technology and communication company)

Tesco Stores


Globalization Partners


GlobalLogic (a member of Hitachi group)


Work highlights

  • Advising Lenovo on day-to-day employment matters.
  • Assisting DP World group with a TUPE transfer involving over 2000 employees.


CMS is well versed not only in all fields of individual and collective labour law, but also with regards to EU and international employment law; the team is closely connected with the firm's network of European offices, and can consequently support clients with their cross-border mandates. Juraj Fuska joined from Aldertree legal s.r.o. in February 2023 and is responsible for handling the employment elements of complex transactions, while Soňa Hanková is experienced in the employment aspects of restructurings.

Practice head(s):

Juraj Fuska; Soňa Hanková

Other key lawyers:

Pavol Kundrik; Natália Jánošková


‘The team has a strong knowledge of various legal issues, whenever we ask something we get a very quick answer.’

‘They are professionals and their services are of a very high quality.’

‘Their biggest advantage is their approach to problem solving.They have a wide range of staff who are knowledgeable in several areas of law. Their approach is both friendly and professional.’

Key clients

Cushman & Wakefield

Saba Parking SK s.r.o.

Visteon Electronics Slovakia s. r. o.

Auria Solutions Slovakia s. r. o.

Vaillant Group

Franklin Templeton Investment

Johns Manville


Johnson & Johnson

Work highlights

  • Advising Johnson & Johnson on various issues related to the dismissal of employees, employment document templates, retention of HR documents and the practical aspects of sabbatical leave.
  • Assisting Vaillant Group with employment issues related to its greenfield investment project in Slovakia for the construction of a production plant focused exclusively on the production of heat pumps.
  • Advised Arriva on Slovak working time regulations applying to drivers, including on mandatory rests between bus trips, and the rights of trade unions to go on strike during emergency situations.

Glatzová & Co., s. r. o.

Led by Veronika Pázmányová, the team at Glatzová & Co., s. r. o. provide a full spectrum of labour law advice to clients operating in multiple industry sectors, with the team regularly handling employment matters which arise from M&A work. The group regularly handles cross-border mandates. Jiří Sixta and Miroslav Ondáš are also key names from the team.

Practice head(s):

Veronika Pázmányová

Other key lawyers:

Jiří Sixta; Miroslav Ondáš


‘The team has wide knowledge and is available for us.’

‘They are knowledgeable, open minded and understand our needs.’

Key clients

Východoslovenská Energetika a.s

Mazda Motor Slovakia, s. r. o.

Dentsu Slovakia, s.r.o.

iTechArt Group

NTT DATA Business Solutions s. r. o.

Auria Solutions Slovakia s. r. o.

Pulsar Expo s.r.o. organizačná zložka

ADDINOL Czech Republic s.r.o., organizačná zložka Slovensko

DA4, s.r.o.

Agrozet Slovensko s.r.o.

Spaceti s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised the Dentsu Group on the implementation of an employee remuneration scheme and various Labour Code amendments into its employment agreements.
  • Advised Auria Solutions Slovakia s. r. o. on the implementation of Labour Code amendments to its employment contracts, outsourcing of employees, temporary assignments, and increased contributions to the employer’s social fund.
  • Advising iTechArt Group on the establishment of its new Slovak subsidiary, including assisting with the necessary employer registrations, obtaining licences, and drafting various internal regulations and agreements.


NITSCHNEIDER & PARTNERS is an independent boutique law firm providing comprehensive advice on the gamut of employment issues, from wrongful terminations to documentation reviews and HR training. Founding partner Dušan Nitschneider has experience handling employment issues both in and out of court. Danica Valentová typically deals with employee mobility mandates. Dajana Csongrádyová often handles internal investigations and whistleblowing matters.

Practice head(s):

Dušan Nitschneider; Danica Valentová; Dajana Csongrádyová


‘They are experts in their field and very knowledgeable.’

‘Dušan Nitschneider – an expert in his field but also with a good understanding of the business and he offers to the point and practical solutions.’

‘This firm is a key element for our organisation to stay a respectful employer towards our employees. I consider the practitioners as extended team members, due to them going beyond and always staying calm and highly professional. The unique collaboration and willingness to support (even with the most bizarre employee requests) makes them irreplaceable.’

Key clients

Yusen Logistics


Unicredit, s.p.a.

Johnson & Johnson

ING Hubs B. V.

Opella Healthcare (Sanofi spin-off)



Novo Nordisk Slovakia

Astra Zeneca

Work highlights

  • Providing IKEA with day-to-day employment advice, including assisting with home office regulations and internal policies, disciplinary issues, inclusivity initiatives, and data processing.
  • Advising Novo Nordisk Slovakia, a member of Novo Nordisk Group, on day-to-day labour law issues, including bonus schemes and workplace misconduct.
  • Represented Heineken in a labour law dispute with a former top manager claiming the invalid termination of employment.


PETERKA & PARTNERS expertly assists with hirings and dismissals, transfer of employees and internal HR regulations. Jan Makara leads the practice and has extensive experience in employment litigation. Kristina Cermakova is knowledgeable in a range of labour law issues, including collective bargaining with trade unions. Kristina Nankova is experienced in advising on the transfer and posting of employees. Lubomir Lesko is another key senior contact.

Practice head(s):

Lubomir Lesko; Jan Makara; Kristina Cermakova

Other key lawyers:

Kristina Nankova


‘Excellent language skills.’

‘The Peterka & Partners team is composed of high professionals. I like that we as a client have one contact person who communicates with us and resolves our questions within their professional team according to the topic.’

‘Our main contact person is Kristina Nankova. The cooperation with her is excellent. She is very flexible with high client orientation. She is always delivering the service in the agreed time and in a very professional way.’

Key clients




BNP Paribas


Falck Group

Nissens Cooling Solutions

Roffelsen Plastics Slovakia


Sisme Group




Zvolenska mliekaren

Work highlights

  • Advising Constellium Automotive Žilina on various employment matters.
  • Assisting BNP PARIBAS PERSONAL FINANCE SA and its Slovak branch with collective redundancy procedures.
  • Providing day-to-day employment advice to ATALIAN.

PRK Partners s.r.o.

Led by Peter Oravec, the team at PRK Partners s.r.o. provides support with employment terminations and contractual issues, as well as cooperating with the firm's litigation practice to handle discrimination claims. The team has also recently been active in the sphere of closure of business operations. Ján Augustín and Elena Červenová are further key names from the group.

Practice head(s):

Peter Oravec

Other key lawyers:

Ján Augustín; Elena Červenová


‘Professional approach and quick response.’

‘Helpful approach.’

Key clients

GFF Group

Work highlights

  • Advising GFF Group on the setting up of employment relations for employees for the Trdlokafe network of operations in Slovakia.

Wolf Theiss

Wolf Theiss covers a broad range of employment issues across the CEE region, handling both contentious and non-contentious work, including transactions, terminations, and day-to-day labour issues. Joining from A&O Shearman in April 2023, Katarína Matulníková has taken over leadership of the team, and regularly advises both national and multinational companies on the full range of employment law issues, including restructurings and redundancies. Zuzana Hodoňová is experienced in assisting with contractual arrangements and employment policies, while Jozef Virčík advises clients on structuring transactions from an employment viewpoint.

Practice head(s):

Katarína Matulníková

Other key lawyers:

Zuzana Hodoňová; Jozef Virčík


‘Very responsive and clear.’

‘Exceptional knowledge of employment law and excellent practical advice.’

‘Jozef Virčík works professionally. Outstanding and precise.’

‘The legal services provided by Wolf Theiss are at an excellent level, billing is appropriate considering the value of their work, collaboration with them is excellent.’

‘Katarína Matulníková is one of the best employment lawyers in Slovakia, so there is no need to write more! She is excellent and wise.’

‘Katarína Matulníková is by far the most experienced labour and employment lawyer in Slovakia. Her wide knowledge of the legal acts incorporated in the daily matters and huge experience with all kinds of clients makes her one of the most wanted lawyers when a company is dealing with issues it is not familiar with, mainly top management issues, terminations of agreements and the lawsuits arising from them.’

Key clients


Autovista Group

Ingersoll Rand



Work highlights

  • Advising AT&T on Covid-related employment law queries under the applicable orders, regulations and guidance in Slovakia.
  • Advising LookOut, a cybersecurity company using predictive machine intelligence to analyse data, on the employment law aspects of the acquisition of SaferPass, a Slovakia-based developer focusing on password management software.
  • Advising ORACLE, a multinational computer technology corporation, on the full spectrum of employment law issues.

Beatow Partners s.r.o

Beatow Partners s.r.o's employment practice is focused on advising a range of domestic and international clients on employment contracts, collective bargaining agreements, employment termination issues and secondment of employees. Oliver Weber regularly assists international clients with setting up their offices in Slovakia, while Peter Mikletič advises clients on routine employment matters, such as transfers and dismissals.

Practice head(s):

Oliver Weber; Peter Mikletič

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

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o., o.z. advises both local and international clients on domestic employment law issues, assisting with day-to-day employment matters, as well as regularly handling the restructuring of their businesses. The firm regularly engage in cross-border matters, particularly those that contain a German element. From Prague, Arthur Braun co-leads the practice with Bratislava-based Igor Augustinič.

Practice head(s):

Arthur Braun; Igor Augustinič

Other key lawyers:

Monika Kardošová; Zuzana Dzilská

Key clients

Lufthansa Group






Lind Mobler Slovakia

XPO Logistics

MATADOR Automotive Vráble, a.s.

Arthur Welter Transport

Work highlights

  • Advising HORNBACH on employee data protection and whistleblowing issues.
  • Advising GPV on employment law matters.
  • Assisted JUST SLOVENSKO with the reorganisation of its distribution structure.

Deloitte Legal s. r. o.

Deloitte Legal s. r. o. assists with the gamut of immigration matters, as well as advising on individual employment relations. Matters arising from corporate restructuring and legal succession are also a core area of focus. Major names from the financial services and manufacturing industries make up a key part of the client roster. Dagmar Yoder is expereinced in advising clients on collective redundancies and management arrangements. Róbert Minachin leads the immigration group. Andrea Makarová, Boglárka Nagyová, Veronika Patúšová and Kristina Sílešová are further key names from the firm.

Practice head(s):

Dagmar Yoder; Róbert Minachin

Other key lawyers:

Veronika Patúšová; Boglárka Nagyová; Kristína Sílešová; Andrea Makarová


‘Responsive, available, helpful.’

Key clients

U.S. Steel Košice s.r.o.

SEGRON Automation s.r.o.

GeLiMa a.s.


Metso Outotec Czech Republic s.r.o.


Swiss Re

Tetra Tech ES, Inc.

LANXESS Central Eastern Europe s.r.o.

Roche Slovensko, s.r.o.

ING Bank N.V.

Bekaert NV



Meta Systems S.p.a.

Ciment Calcia SAS


Angelini Pharma Slovenska republika

Work highlights

  • Advised U. S. Steel Košice s.r.o. on various scenarios of cooperation with natural persons, including the posting of employees and temporary assignment of employees, as well as overtime work, night work, and work on weekends and holidays.
  • Advising ALANXESS Central Eastern Europe on day-to-day employment and immigration matters covering the entire CEE region.
  • Advised BMW on the implementation of the reformed Posted Workers Act and Slovak Labour Code.

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

Eversheds Sutherland, advokátní kancelár, s.r.o.'s team in Bratislava works closely with the firm's branch in the Czech Republic to advise clients in both jurisdictions, as well as assisting with cross-border for both local and international clients across the broader region. Jana Sapáková leads the team, and is supported by Austrian-qualified practitioner Bernhard Hager, who has significant experience in employment litigation and related tax issues. Štefan Palkovič and Simona Makúchová are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Jana Sapáková

Other key lawyers:

Bernhard Hager; Štefan Palkovič; Simona Makúchová


‘Great expertise and hands-on approach. Useful and practical recommendations.’

‘Jana Sapáková and Štefan Palkovič – both of them are pleasant lawyers to talk with and we get responses in a form and quality we expect.’

‘Jana Sapáková and Štefan Palkovič: great professional and human approach – open communication, ability to defend their opinion, very good communication skills – ability to support the client in any matter – ability to explain the legal aspects of a matter clearly and comprehensibly to the client – quick feedback.’

Key clients

ESET, spol. s r.o.


Form Factory Slovakia, s.r.o

Lindström, s.r.o.

Pierre Baguette s. r. o.

Mann + Hummel

Beiersdorf Slovakia s.r.o.

TSR Slovakia

Low & Bonar, part of Freudenberg


Work highlights

  • Advised Lindström on employment issues relating to its entry to the Austrian market.
  • Advised JCI on the possibility of working from abroad.

G. Lehnert s.r.o.

G. Lehnert s.r.o. provides clients with support and advisory services across a range of issues relating to employment law, including the transfer of employees, day-to-day management of employment issues, internal document drafting, negotiations, and terminations. Tomáš Luščoň leads the contracts and negotiation team. Jana Hamarová primarily deals with administrative proceedings, while Anna Cyprichová  specialises in contractual compliance and public procurement matters. Branislav Chovančík is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Tomáš Luščoň

Other key lawyers:

Jana Hamarová; Anna Cyprichová; Anna Cyprichová; Branislav Chovančík


‘Our company has been cooperating with G. Lehnert for a very long time and considers this collaboration excellent and successful.’

‘Concerning employment law, G. Lehnert consists of many dedicated legal professionals. The firm works quickly, flexibly and is able to adapt to our business requirements.’

‘We would like to highlight our collaboration with Tomáš Luščoň. He is very pragmatic and focused. He has proved to be a strong negotiator with outstanding leadership qualities. He is a great lawyer – a true legal expert with comprehensive knowledge and experience across many different areas of law.’

‘Jana Hamarová is professional, strenuous, detail-oriented. She produces precise work with a prompt response time.’

‘Overall, any lawyers of G. Lehnert are competent and maintain a high level of professionality in communication.’

‘They provide solid and sound argumentation and their court presence is exceptional.’

‘Tomáš Luščoň has vast expertise, very good business thinking and is the go-to lawyer when it comes to dispute settlement.’

Key clients


Poľnohospodárske družstvo v Jurovej

Poľnohospodárska spoločnosť KOLTA, s.r.o.

MEROCO, a.s.

Yellow Express, s. r. o.


Railtrans International, a.s.

ST. NICOLAUS – trade, a.s.

Tatra Billing, a.s.

Formel D Slovakia, s. r. o.

Digitance, s. r. o.

AZC, a.s.


Work highlights

  • Represented ENVIRAL in administrative proceedings related to the death of of one of the clients’ subcontractors, which has been investigated by the respective Labour Inspectorate as a work-related accident.
  • Advised Formel D Slovakia on a labour inspection carried out at the plant of the client’s contractual partner.

Havel & Partners

Havel & Partners provides employment services ranging from day-to-day advice and document drafting, to representation before courts and administrative authorities. The team also assist with immigration issues, including work, residence and employment permits. Jan Koval, Štěpán Štarha and Ondřej Majer are the trio leading the team. Lenka Ostró regularly handles day-to-day issues between employers and employees. Zuzana Hargašová coordinates on cross-border projects related to posting of employees abroad, while Josef Krkošek specialises in employment litigation.

Practice head(s):

Jan Koval; Štěpán Štarha; Ondřej Majer

Other key lawyers:

Lenka Ostró; Zuzana Hargašová; Jozef Krkošek


‘Very fast answers to our requirements, clear and understandable explanations of all legal matters.’

‘Excellent collaborators providing extensive expertise on all our requests.’

‘The service was of high quality in terms of experience and active attitude in the litigation process with deep analysis before the litigation process even started. The representation at court was outstanding and with extraordinary deployment in several difficult cases.’

Key clients

Správca zálohového systému (Deposit Return System Administrator)

Action Slovakia

VOLKSWAGEN Finančné služby Slovensko (VW Financial Services Slovakia)

Železničná spoločnosť Slovensko (Slovak National Railways)

Scania Slovakia

Medtronic Slovakia

Röchling Automotive Slovakia

ManpowerGroup Slovensko

LG Electronics

Gilead Sciences Slovakia

Work highlights

  • Assisting Správca zálohového systému, a new non-profit organisation responsible for creating, funding and coordinating a deposit system for disposable beverage packaging in Slovakia, with drafting and reviewing documentation templates and internal policies, and setting up processes.
  • Advising Action Slovakia on its entry into the Czech and Slovak markets, including drafting document templates and internal policies, setting up processes, and ad hoc legal advice.
  • Advising VOLKSWAGEN Finančné služby Slovensko on collective bargaining issues, termination of employment contracts, and employment documentation and internal policies.

Paul Q Law Firm

Paul Q Law Firm assists clients with their day-to-day operations, including drafting employee contracts and internal policies, as well as representing them in employment litigation. Boris Brhlovič and Dominika Schweighoferová both bring significant epxertise in commercial and contractual matters to the group. Zuzana Krajčovičová is a key name for contentious mandates.

Practice head(s):

Boris Brhlovič

Other key lawyers:

Dominika Schweighoferová; Zuzana Krajčovičová


‘Very good value for money.’

‘Zuzana Krajčovičová – good orientation in labour law and related regulations.’

Key clients

Arcelor Mittal Construction Slovakia



Metsa Tissue Slovakia

Omega Pharma


Valsabbia Slovakia

Work highlights

  • Advising Arcelor Mittal Construction Slovakia on a wide range of issues across the entire spectrum of labour and employment law.
  • Advising FCA on labour law issues relating to its operations in Slovakia.
  • Advising MH Teplárenský on the employment aspects of the creation of a heating company holding through the merger of six separate heating companies from different parts of Slovakia.

Ružička & Partners s.r.o.

Ružička & Partners s.r.o.'s team provides domestic and international clients with advice on employment matters related to all levels of staff, from workers governed by trade unions, to senior executives. The firm handles a wide range of recruitment, termination, immigration, and health and safety matters. Adriana Kováčiková focuses on employment law issues arising out of corporate transactions. Dana Nemčíková and Martina Poliačiková round out the roster of recommended practitioners.

Practice head(s):

Dana Nemčíková; Martina Poliačiková

Key clients

KOOPERATIVA poisťovňa, a.s. Vienna Insurance Group

Evolit Consulting

Slovnaft a.s.


MH Invest II

Slovak Paralympic Committee

Stanley Black & Decker Slovakia

Magyar Suzuki Corporation

KERKOSAND spol. s.r.o. (Quarzwerke Group)

BMI Group

TMS International Košice


Československá obchodná banka (KBC Group)

Porsche Slovakia

Kaufland Slovenská republika v.o.s.

XXXLutz KG members

Work highlights

  • Representing KKOPERATIVA in a lawsuit regarding the monetary claim of a former employee arising from a non-compete clause.
  • Assisting Evolit with its entry into the Slovak market, including establishment of a local limited liability company.
  • Representing Slovnaft in an employment court case challenging the validity of a termination based on possible discrimination.

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

The labour employment practice at Schönherr Rechtstanwälte GmbH, o.z. (Schoenherr Slovakia) advises clients from numerous industry sectors on a wide variety of issues, including restructurings and collective agreements. Assisting with health and safety mandates is another core area of focus. Peter Devinsky leads the group and has experience in employment-related disputes involving employees of all levels up to senior executives. Maria Gabriella Manzone advises domestic and international clients on various aspects of labour law, including establishment and termination of employment relationships.

Practice head(s):

Peter Devinsky

Other key lawyers:

Maria Gabriella Manzone


‘The team is available, very professional and responsive.’

‘Good availability, very friendly, great insights on the topic.’

‘Perfect understanding of the requested subject, great recommendations for further proceedings.’

Key clients

Binder Slovakia, s.r.o,

Eberspächer Exhaust Technology GmbH & Co. KG

Health Services s.r.o.

TIER Mobility GmbH

VM Telecom

Orkla Foods Česko a Slovensko a.s.

Motor-Car Bratislava, spol. s r.o.

MCSyncro Bratislava, s.r.o.

UniCredit Services S.p.A


Gfk SE



Emirates Telecommunications Group Company (e&)


Work highlights

  • Providing Binder Slovakia with ongoing comprehensive employment and health and safety advice on an ongoing basis.
  • Advising Eberspächer Exhaust Technology GmbH & Co. KG on various employment and health and safety issues, including documentation, cross-border posting of employees, termination of employment agreements, salary and bonus regulations, and employee disciplinary procedures.
  • Advising Health Services s.r.o. on an ongoing basis, as well as advising on specific regimes of employment relating to healthcare professionals.


SOUKENÍK – ŠTRPKA, s. r. o. advises a range of clients, from individuals and small businesses, to national and multinational corporations in the transport, energy and retail industries. The firm has five offices across Slovakia, allowing the team to service clients across the whole country. Andrej Guba specialises in labour and employment law, focusing on the termination of employment relations, including negotiation of termination conditions in complex cases. Milan GocníkSimona Horáková, Andrej Rolfes and Barbora Mihaliková are further key members of the team.

Practice head(s):

Milan Gocník; Andrej Guba

Other key lawyers:

Simona Horáková; Andrej Rolfes; Barbora Mihaliková

Key clients, a.s.

ALO diamonds Avion Bratislava, s. r. o.

Ahoj, a.s.


Benteler Automotive SK s. r. o.

BENTELER Automotive Bratislava s. r. o.

BILLA s.r.o.


MENTON SK, spol. s r.o.

Dudince, municipality

Nitra, municipality

Ivanka pri Nitre, municipality

O.F., spol. s r.o.

O.F. MILL, spol. s r.o.

PREMIUM Insurance Company Limited, pobočka poisťovne z iného členského štátu

RAJO s.r.o.

REKU – Slovakia, s. r. o.

Respect Slovakia, s.r.o.

Slovenská národná akreditačná služba


Súkromná stredná odborná škola polytechnická DSA


Verejné prístavy, a.s.


Železničná spoločnosť Cargo Slovakia, a.s.


Hydro Extrusion Slovakia a.s.

Kim Johansen Transport s. r. o.

Nemak Slovakia s.r.o.

ZF Active Safety Slovakia s.r.o.


Work highlights

  • Advising BILLA on various issues of employment law, including organisational changes and drafting of internal employment law documents.
  • Representing Železničná spoločnosť Cargo Slovakia in several employment law disputes regarding the determination of the validity of the terminations of employment relationships.
  • Defended against an employee’s claim regarding the determination of the validity of the terminations of the employment relationship and wage compensation.

Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o.

Led by Małgorzata Grzelak from the firm's Polish office, Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o.'s team in Slovakia handles a mix of contentious and non-contentious mandates for domestic and international corporations, dealing with employment issues from representation in litigation to internal investigations. Bratislava-based Katarína Ottová advises on business transfers, cross-border mobility and redundancy of employees, while Lenka Vagundov focuses on mass dismissals and collective bargaining with trade unions.

Practice head(s):

Małgorzata Grzelak

Other key lawyers:

Katarína Ottová; Lenka Vagundov

Key clients

The Timken Company

Mogotel Development Holding

Decathlon SK

Tesco Stores

Work highlights

  • Advising a major hotel operator on the negotiation of a long-term lease for a hotel located in Bratislava, including the transfer of all employees.


Stentors supports international clients with local law issues, regularly advising on the hiring of new employees, creating and negotiating internal regulations and guidelines, and assisting with notifications to authorities. Team lead Peter Neštepný is instructed both by private individuals and multinational corporations. Lenka Tomanová is noted for her focus on termination claims.

Practice head(s):

Peter Neštepný

Other key lawyers:

Lenka Tomanová

Key clients

Plastic Omnium Group

3M Slovensko s.r.o.

Signify Slovakia s.r.o.

KONE s.r.o.

Azeta s.r.o.

CBC Laboratories AG


AMPERIA s.r.o.

ADVENA Holding

PORR a.s.

Oresi Slovakia s. r. o.

EMARK s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Designing, preparing, and implementing of a group code of ethics, IT charter and procedure for notification of anti-social activities for Plastic Omnium Group.
  • Advising 3M Slovensko on GDPR issues, including the employee privacy notice.
  • Providing comprehensive advice on day-to-day HR issues, including labour relations and GDPR, to Signify.