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Allen & Overy Bratislava, s.r.o. handles transactional- and restructuring-related employment work. The team is adept at drafting employment and management agreements, and advises on terminations, disputes, employee transfers and data protection matters. First Data Corporation is a notable client, which the firm assists with a range of employment issues. Counsel Katarina Matulnikova has ‘fantastic expertise’ and heads the team.

Balcar, Polanský & Spol delivers a ‘high level of service’ and advised a European packaging company on the employment aspects relating to the transfer of its production unit from the UK to Slovakia. Senior associates Helga Maďarová and Darina Cabadajová are recommended.

Beatow Partners s.r.o handles employment contracts, collective bargaining agreements, termination issues, and employee secondment and transfer matters for an international and domestic client base. Oliver Weber, who is noted for employment disputes, and Peter Mikletič jointly lead the department.

Čechová & Partners delivers ‘pragmatic advice’ to clients such as Lenovo, Merck & Co, and LEDVANCE. Tomáš Rybár leads the team, which includes recently promoted partner Jana Černáková, and Lenka Šubeníková, who joined from Wolf Theiss in 2016.

Kinstellar advises Astound Commerce on employment law issues relating to the operation of its business in Slovakia. Tax specialist Adam Hodoň heads the team. Partner Roman Oleksik, who handles employment litigation and CRSI matters as well as white-collar crime, is also recommended. Zuzana Hodoňová, who was previously a counsel with the firm, left in 2018.

Noerr s.r.o provides ‘good, commercial advice’ and is active in the automotive sector. It advises Volkswagen Slovakia on a range of employment issues. Team head Pavol Rak has ‘in-depth theoretical knowledge, backed by years of experience’, and senior associate Tomáš Záborský is also noted.

Paul Q Law Firm advised Capgemini on employment law issues connected to the acquisition of a branch office in Slovakia. Tomáš Kamenec heads the team. The ‘professional and assertive’ Boris Brhlovič and senior associate Mária Jagelková are also recommended.

Taylor Wessing Slovakia provides ‘clear advice’ and is advising the City of Snina on employment issues relating to administrative proceedings. Radovan Pala heads the department. Jana Olach Kostrabová recently left the firm.

bnt attorneys-at-law, s.r.o.’s ‘excellent’ team advises clients such as Continental Automotive Systems Slovakia, BASF Group and Goethe-Institut Slowakei. Zuzana Chudáčková and senior associate Katarína Babiaková head the team.

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o., o.z. advised Hoeckle on the employment law aspects of the closure of its Slovak production facilities. Arthur Braun, who is based in Prague, leads the department. Senior associate Monika Kardošová is also recommended.

CLS Cavojsky & Partners’ ‘top-quality team’ advised Johnson Manville Slovakia on a collective bargaining agreement. Peter Čavojský heads the team, which includes Vladimír Grác, Marek Doktor and Andrea Borsányiová.

At Dentons, Nike, Mevis Slovakia and leading regional tire distributor and retailer Abroncs are clients. Counsel Katarína Pecnová and Peter Kubina head the team. Senior associates Jozef Buday, who joined from Škubla & Partneri s.r.o. in 2017, and Linda Mendelová are also recommended.

Hamala Kluch Víglaský s.r.o. advises Johnson Controls on a range of employment issues, including contracts, benefit schemes, agreements with labour unions and work safety. Lindex Slovakia and Budamar Logistics are also clients. Martin Kluch is the key contact.

PRK Partners s.r.o. advised Legrand on the closure of its manufacturing business in Slovakia. Miriam Galandová heads the team. Jaroslav Škubal is also recommended.

Peterka & Partners is praised for its ability to ‘think creatively’ and acts for clients such as Swiss Re, Nissens Slovakia and Tetra Pak. The ‘responsive’ Jan Makara is the key contact.

With ‘excellent response times and industry knowledge’, Ružička and Partners provides employment advice to clients such as Siemens Healthcare, Airbus and Škoda JS.

Sylvia Szabó heads the team.

Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o. delivers an ‘excellent service’ and is advising Euronet Worldwide on various employment matters, including the negotiation of termination terms. Senior associate Stanislav Ďurica heads the team.

In the employment sphere, Wolf Theiss advises on, among other things, rewards and benefits, contractual agreements, policies, restructurings and transactions, as well as handling employment disputes. Counsel Katarina Bielikova is ‘solution-orientated’.

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