Bernhard Hager > Eversheds Sutherland, advokátní kancelár, s.r.o. > Bratislava, Slovakia > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Energy law, Mergers & acquisitions, corporate law, Real estate, Environmental, Waste management, Public procurement law, Corporate law, Competition


Managing Partner


Bernhard Hager is an Austrian attorney-at-law authorized to practice both in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic. In his practice Bernhard Hager concentrates on advising German speaking clients on corporate, energy and infrastructure projects and construction law.

In addition to his legal practice he also frequently publishes and lectures on various legal topics. He is author of the monographies “Support of alternative energy resources in the Slovak Republic” and “Service provision in Austria” as well as the comprehensive commentary on the Slovak law on public contract (2013).


German, English, Slovak.


Bar Association of Vienna Slovak Bar Association Czech Bar Association


Bernhard Hager graduated from the Faculty of Law at Vienna University and, subsequently, prior to entering attorney practice in 2000, lectured at Kaunas University, Lithuania. Furthermore, Bernhard Hager obtained a postgraduate degree in competition and financial law at the University of London (LL.M.) in 2002.

Lawyer Rankings

Slovakia > Real estate and construction

In addition to being active in real estate M&A, Eversheds Sutherland, advokátní kancelář, s.r.o.‘s department advises tenants on commercial and industrial leasing issues. It also offers specialist environmental law expertise and is well-versed in construction and infrastructure projects. Bernhard Hager and Annamária Tóthová  are the joint heads of the practice.

Slovakia > Projects and energy

The ‘well-connected‘ team at Eversheds Sutherland, advokátní kancelář, s.r.o. handles a broad range of energy sector mandates. The team is well-versed in dispute resolution, M&A, restructurings, commercial transactions and regulatory matters. Bernhard Hager is the head of the group, which also includes Annamária Tóthová .

Slovakia > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Eversheds Sutherland, advokátní kancelář, s.r.o., whose practice is jointly led by Bernhard Hager and Stanislav Dvořák, excels in transactions involving the automotive, energy, facility services and financial services sectors. As part of a vast international network, the team is well-placed to handle complex, multijurisdictional instructions and regularly works with its Prague office to advise on cross-border deals.

Slovakia > Banking, finance and capital markets

Eversheds Sutherland, advokátní kancelář, s.r.o. was formed when Dvořák Hager & Partners joined the Eversheds Sutherland network in December 2019. The development has put the Bratislava-based team on a stronger footing to advise domestic and international clients on cross-border transactions. Acquisition finance, club and syndicated financing, export finance and real estate finance are key areas of expertise. Regulatory matters are another key workstream for the group, which is led by Bernhard Hager.