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bnt attorneys in CEE
CINTORÍNSKA 7
81108 BRATISLAVA
Slovakia

Slovakia > Employment Tier 2

Specialising in cross-border employment work, bnt attorneys in CEE provides broad regional coverage from 10 offices in the CEE region. Active across a range of sectors, the firm’s expertise includes employee transfers, inspections and post-transactional TUPE obligations. Practice head Zuzana Chudáčková has expertise in industrial employment relationships, collective bargaining and data protection (GDPR), among other areas. Another key individual is associate Katarína Babiaková , who focuses on commercial and European law.

Practice head(s):

Zuzana Chudáčková

Other key lawyers:

Katarína Babiaková

Testimonials

‘Well-founded knowledge. Absolutely reliable. Good communication with them. Prompt and understandable answers to difficult, specific questions.’

‘Aside from their foreign language fluency, it is particularly the cross-border abilities, the understanding of differences in various cultures and practices aside from the competence in the different legal systems that are the strength of bnt. We know bnt to not be only absolutely competent and discreet, but to also deliver in a timely manner within budget limits.’

‘Our main contact person on employment matters is Zuzana Chudácková, whom we know well and completely trust from dealings with her in the past. She is eminently qualified, fluent in German with a deep understanding of German law, culture and practices. Her advice is always well founded, reliable and delivered in a timely fashion.’

‘Individual approach, good communication , explain the topics to details, detail advice, strong knowledge and capabilities to deal with difficult topics. Bnt always provides the best lawyer in the segment in order to support us.’

‘Long-term cooperation characterized by professionalism in resolving issues in all directions.’

‘Professionalism, humanity, quality of work done, flexibility, wide coverage, language skills, speed of response etc.’

Key clients

Webasto group

OBI Slovakia

MATA Slovakia

FYSAM Auto Decorative Slovakia

LKW Komponenten

Fresenius Group

HAINBUCH

Kongsberg Automotive

KROMBERG & Schubert

TOMRA

TeamWork Services

HENKEL

SAG Motion

Fpt Slovakia

Doppler & Co

Work highlights

  • Representing LKW Komponenten (MAN-group) in collective bargaining with the largest Slovak trade union OZ KOVO.
  • Supported TOMRA with the preparation of the inter-company transfer of employees from an existing company within the TOMRA group and regarding questions related to the transfer of rights and obligations from employment relationships (TUPE). This involved very comprehensive knowledge of European case law.
  • Prepared a comprehensive package for TeamWork Services Slovakia s.r.o. / TeamWork Schweiz AG of labour law documents with regard to the IT services of the client which started its operation in the Slovak market this year.

Slovakia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

The team at bnt attorneys in CEE provides full-service support to domestic and international clients on a range of matters, such as M&A, minority investments, internal reorganisations and the establishment of Slovak subsidiaries. It acts for corporates across a number of sectors, with particular expertise in automotive, IT and new technologies. Margareta Sovova heads up the practice.

Practice head(s):

Margareta Sovova

Other key lawyers:

Dávid Orsula

Testimonials

‘Professional team in commercial corporate and M&A practice. They can prepare a solution for each of our requirements.’

‘Very “hands-on” team, fast reaction, good comprehension of international relations.’

‘Dávid Orsula – very responsive, short reaction times.’

‘They prepare a project plan/content timeline, which is checked by all parties on regular basis. They offer to split the billing so that each project period is completed with partial billing. We had no problems whatsoever with the COVID restrictions as most of the communication took place via conference calls and the staff were available even within non-prearranged times.’

‘The main quality is the attitude and willingness to have the work done in timely manner.’

‘A very practical approach to the matter, high responsiveness, fast action and lean process management. A very professional approach to communication with the client.’

‘The team is always available, day and night. reacts super fast, with high a competence and empathy. Fun to work with them.’

Key clients

VTG Rail Logistics GmbH

VTG Aktiengesellschaft

RAJO a.s. (MEGGLE Group)

MHC Mobility (previously Hitachi Capital Polska)

TOMRA

Webasto Group

Crypto Trading Solutions s.r.o.

Euro-Metal Kft

H. Kufferath GmbH Prüf-und Vorrichtungstechnik

LKW Kompotenten s.r.o

B&E Service GmbH

SHT Haustechnik GmbH

Joh. Friedrich Behrens AG

doppler group GmbH

Gas Oil Technology Limited

Detlef Salm, lawyer of Salm & Olk

Logpay Transport Services GmbH (Project Golf)

IN-EQUITY Slovakia, o.c.p., a.s

Redspher

Work highlights

  • Advising TOMRA (the world leader in the field of reverse vending of used beverage containers with an estimated 75% global market share globally) on the establishment of a new subsidiary in Slovakia, obtaining regulatory permits and setting up contractual framework for their business operations in Slovakia.
  • Advised VTG Group (the largest private wagon hire company in Europe and one of the leading providers of rail and tank container logistics services) on two M&A transactions, including post-closing advisory and integration support.
  • Advised Rajo (MEGGLE Group), the largest Slovak diary producer, on an internal organization restructuring resulting into the change of legal form from a joint stock company into a limited liability company.

Slovakia > Real estate and construction Tier 3

Known for its multijurisdictional expertise, particularly in the CEE region, bnt attorneys in CEE's team handles real estate investment transactions across a number of areas, including mining, social services, production, agriculture, forestry and logistics. Margareta Sovova, who leads the practice, is a German attorney-at-law with over 20 years of experience practising in Slovakia.

Practice head(s):

Margareta Sovova

Other key lawyers:

Roman Gašparík

Testimonials

‘The uniqueness of bnt can be described in the fact that every lawyer has an enormous amount of knowledge and practice. However, if specific specialist knowledge is necessary for one of your questions that your personal lawyer does not have 100% ready, then your contact person at bnt will consult with the team and get the best result for you.’

‘I think bnt acts like a big family. The employees in the office and at reception are always extremely nice, competent and always helpful. I think there is no other law firm that you can be in better hands with than bnt lawyers in CEE.’

‘My personal lawyer and contact person at bnt is Roman Gašparík. Apart from his very broad knowledge and his excellent competence, I consider Mr Gašparík to be a real friend, even though we don’t see each other that often due to the local distance. All other lawyers, the partners and employees at bnt are all very, very nice and highly competent.’

Key clients

Hainbuch GmbH Spannende Technik

SH DEVELOPMENT s.r.o. (affiliate of Caritas)

Bank Austria Real Invest Asset Management GmbH

EUROTALC s.r.o.

DI.(FH.) Hubertus Orsini-Rosenberg – Forstbetrieb Sonnegg

LKW Komponenten s.r.o.

Scheuch Real Estate GmbH

KROMBERG & Schubert s.r.o.

TERRA MORAVA SLOVAKIA k.s. (Josef Heymann)

H. Kufferath GmbH Prüf-und Vorrichtungstechnik

Work highlights

  • Advising Slovak subsidiary of Hainbuch GmbH Spannende Technik on acquisition of land in an industrial park near Trenčín (middle Slovakia) and contract for work in connection with the construction of a built to suit production hall in German language.
  • Advising SH DEVELOPMENT s.r.o. on two real estate acquisitions for the construction and operation of senior houses and on one long-term lease of a built to suit senior house in Slovakia in German language.
  • Advising EUROTALC s.r.o. on acquisition of land with complicated owner structure for the enlargement of talc processing plant in southern Slovakia, which includes the process of expropriation and dealing with Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic.

Slovakia > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 4

The banking and finance team of bnt attorneys in CEE is part of a wider cross-office network that provides advisory services across ten CEE jurisdictions. The group is recommended for its ‘knowledge of the industry and further willingness to study and research of new regulations directives’. Margareta Sovova leads the practice, which recently acted for clients on licence applications to the National Bank of Slovakia, as well as the financing of land acquisition projects, in addition to advising lenders on risk management issues.

Practice head(s):

Margareta Sovova

Testimonials

‘Bnt attorneys Slovakia partners and associates are very open minded and listen very carefully to your initial requests. They prepare a project plan content timeline, which is checked by all parties on regular basis. They offer the possibility to split the billing so that each project period is completed with a partial billing. Not to forget – we had no problems whatsoever with the COVID restrictions as most of the communications apart from the initial meetings took place via conference calls and the staff were available even within the not pre-arranged times.’

‘The main quality is the attitude and willingness to have the work done in timely manner. We also appreciate the actual process, which was checked on via from both parties – bnt and us an online timeline. The partners’ strengths are the overall management of the project and its partial deadlines. Main strengths of the co-working associates are knowledge of the industry and further willingness to study and research new regulations directives.’

Key clients

Slovak Investment Services s.r.o.

IN-EQUITY Slovakia s.r.o.

Hoffmann & Co. GmbH

SH DEVELOPMENT s. r. o.

Raiffeisenlandesbank NÖ-Wien AG

Raiffeisenbank Region Amstetten eGen

Raiffeisen-Regionalbank Gänserndorf eGen

Work highlights

  • Advising IN-EQUITY Slovakia, o.c.p., a.s. on the process of obtaining a licence from the National Bank of Slovakia to provide investment services as a securities trader
  • Advising Slovak Investment Services s.r.o. on regulatory and commercial matters and matters concerning obtaining a license by the Slovak National Bank for provision of investment services in Slovakia
  • Advising Hoffmann & Co. GmbH, a German underwriting agent, on entering on the Slovak financial market and creating a concept of doing business under Slovak Act on financial intermediation

Slovakia > Dispute resolution

With offices in 10 CEE countries, the bnt attorneys in CEE disputes practice is increasingly active in cross-border litigation, particularly in the IT/communications and new technologies sectors. Dávid Oršula  and associate Róbert Vrablica co-lead the team in Slovakia.

The firm: bnt attorneys in CEE is an international law firm based in ten Central and Eastern European countries, offering legal advice in all core areas of business law. Through our offices in Czechia, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Romania and in cooperation with partner firms in other countries in the region, we advise clients from the CEE region and from Western Europe and beyond. This broad coverage of smaller markets makes bnt attorneys in CEE a leading international law firm in Central and Eastern Europe. At the same time, bnt attorneys in CEE offers and delivers legal advisory services in more than one jurisdiction through a single contact person, always bearing in mind the particular legal customs and languages of each individual country in the region. With over 140 employees (including both local attorneys and lawyers licensed to practice in foreign jurisdictions), bnt offices are usually considered mid-sized firms in their individual locations. Thanks to the firm’s international reach, legal advice is available in 21 languages. The firm is regularly recognized by independent publications, notably by The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

bnt attorneys in CEE Slovakia has been established for 19 years, providing legal advice to local and international clients on all issues of business law. Our numerous international and local clients appreciate our professionalism as well as our legal and economic knowledge, resulting in long-lasting business relationships. bnt’s effective advice guides clients along the shortest path to success in all questions of international business law.

Practice areas
Six core practice groups form the pillars of bnt’s legal services in different areas of law:

  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment
  • Insolvency and restructuring
  • Life sciences and pharma
  • Real estate

bnt is aware that legal specialisation and solid knowledge of its clients’ business forge the key to delivering competent and creative advice and to assist its clients in meeting their goals. bnt practice groups ensure that each matter is handled by specialists in their field for each jurisdiction and for cross-border assignments. For complex matters, bnt forms teams of legal experts from different areas of law and different jurisdictions to find a sound and comprehensive solution for the client.

The legal domain of the Slovakia office is corporate and M&A, employment, real estate, life science and pharma and data protection. bnt attorneys in CEE Slovakia advises an international clientele in various business fields, from listed companies to small and medium enterprises. Thanks to its rich experience through long-term support of foreign investors, the firm is a reliable partner and guide for clients in all legal matters from the very outset of their business activity in Slovakia. We provide legal assistance to clients in all types of corporate matters, including merger planning, multiple acquisitions and subsequent mergers, day-to-day matters, negotiating deals, advising on competition law complaint deal structures, employment law, restructuring, and more.  We are known for high-quality legal advice and quick response time.

We advise not only German-speaking clients, which is primarily our specialisation, but also clients from around the world, including Scandinavia, Western Europe, and overseas.

For more information, go to:  https://www.bnt.eu/en/

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Corporate and M&A Margareta Sovova
Corporate and M&A Dávid Oršula
Corporate and M&A Nina Šťastná
Corporate and M&A Jana Gálová
Corporate and M&A Nicole Rysová
Corporate and M&A Zuzana Chudáčková
Corporate and M&A Zuzana Hnátová
Compliance Zuzana Chudáčková
Compliance Margareta Sovova
Compliance Zuzana Hnátová
General corporate advice Dávid Oršula
General corporate advice Róbert Vrablica
Real estate Margareta Sovova
Real estate Zuzana Chudáčková
Real estate Roman Gašparík
Real estate Iva Hulmanová
Real estate Ivana Kováčová
Insolvency and corporate restructuring Dávid Oršula
Insolvency and corporate restructuring Martin Gazdík
Employment Zuzana Chudáčková
Employment Katarína Babiaková
Employment Marek Laca
GDPR Katarína Babiaková
GDPR Nina Šťastná
Banking, finance and capital markets Roman Gašparík
Banking, finance and capital markets Iva Hulmanová
Banking, finance and capital markets Ivana Kováčová
Dispute resolution and arbitration Dávid Oršula
Dispute resolution and arbitration Róbert Vrablica
Dispute resolution and arbitration Martin Gazdík
Tax and customs Zuzana Chudáčková
Tax and customs Zuzana Hnátová
Energy and utilities Roman Gašparík
Energy and utilities Jana Gálová
Environmental Zuzana Chudáčková
Healthcare and life science Dávid Oršula
Healthcare and life science Michala Mihályová
Data protection and privacy Katarína Babiaková
Data protection and privacy Nina Šťastná
Intellectual property Zuzana Chudáčková
Intellectual property Michala Mihályová
Transport and logistics Margareta Sovova
Transport and logistics Róbert Vrablica
Public procurement and PPP Zuzana Chudáčková
Public procurement and PPP Dávid Oršula
Competition and state aid Michala Mihályová
Competition and state aid Zuzana Chudáčková
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