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bnt attorneys in CEE

Employment Tier 2

bnt attorneys in CEE handles a full range of employment mandates for domestic and international clients. Its experience includes advising on internal guidelines, contracts, data protection, terminations and collective bargaining issues. Team head Zuzana Chudáčková, who 'knows each and every nook and corner of this field of law', works with senior associate Katarína Babiaková.


The team is readily available when required and has helped us successfully meet even the tightest deadline

Zuzana Chudáčková is proficient in German; she is easily accessible and highly flexible when adjusting to new developments and is always willing to go that extra mile to meet a deadline

Zuzana Chudáčková is empathetic, highly discreet and circumspect with a professional poise

The advice is always aimed directly at the problematic issue itself; the team doesn’t beat about the bush and the advice is analysed from all affected aspects and is, of course, solution-oriented

Key clients

MATA Automotive

OBI Slovakia

BASF Group

LKW Komponenten (MAN group)

Fresenius Group


Kromberg & Schubert

Röhm Slovakia

TNT Express (FedEx Group)

Continental Automotive Systems Slovakia

Goethe Institut Slovakia


msg life


Kongsberg Automotive

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

With a strong presence across the CEE region, bnt attorneys in CEE is particularly adept at advising on domestic and international transactions where it renders 'tailor made, practical and solution orientated advice by cutting right to the chase'. Margareta Sovova and Dávid Oršula are names to note.

Practice head(s):


David Oršula stands out both from a knowledge perspective and from a business mindset perspective. He can be relied upon to provide timely and concise advice that allows our company to resolve issues efficiently and to always put the business first

Key clients


TNT Express (FedEx Group)

Mascotte Film AG

RAJO, a.s.

Kongsberg Automotive

Real estate and construction Tier 3

bnt attorneys in CEE is active in a wide variety of real estate transactions, and its team has notable expertise in sales, acquisitions, leasing and asset management mandates. The group, which is led by Margareta Sovova, has a strong profile among German-speaking clients.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Bank Austria Real Invest Asset Management GmbH

Baumit, spol. s r.o.

M.T.K. s.r.o. (affiliate of MTK BRAPRA Asset GmbH)

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

Veeser Plastic Slovakia k.s.

Terra Morava Slovakia k.s.

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 4

bnt attorneys in CEE's broad regional presence makes it a strong choice for cross-border banking and finance mandates. Real estate finance is a key strength of the team, which is led by Margareta Sovova, and is regularly instructed by Slovak, German and English-speaking clients.

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Key clients

M.T.K. s.r.o. (affiliate of MTK BRAPRA Asset AG)

UniCredit Bank AG


Region Amstetten



NÖ-Wien AG


bnt attorneys in CEE is an international law firm based in 10 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, newly 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 35 partners and over 140 professionals (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 Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

In the heart of the Slovak capital Bratislava, a vibrant city on the banks of the Danube, bnt opened one of its first offices in Central and Eastern Europe in 2003. Today the office employs 25 lawyers and other experts. The bnt office in Slovakia is headed by partners JUDr. Margareta Sovova, JUDr. Zuzana Chudáčková, Mgr. Ing. Dávid Oršula and associated partner JUDr. Martin Provazník. A testament to the quality of our advisory services is the long-standing recommendations given by Legal500 and Chambers and Partners.


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 & Pharma, and
  • 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 & 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.

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Department Name Email Telephone
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 Andrea Vancelová
Compliance Zuzana Chudáčková
Compliance Margareta Sovova
General corporate advice Dávid Oršula
General corporate advice Róbert Vrablica
Real estate Margareta Sovova
Real estate Roman Gašparík
Real estate Iva Hulmanová
Insolvency and corporate restructuring Dávid Oršula
Insolvency and corporate restructuring Martin Provazník
Insolvency and corporate restructuring Marina Kapustina
Employment Zuzana Chudáčková
Employment Katarína Babiaková
GDPR Katarína Babiaková
Employment Marek Laca
GDPR Nina Šťastná
Banking, finance and capital markets Roman Gašparík
Banking, finance and capital markets Ivana Kováčová
Dispute resolution and arbitration Dávid Oršula
Dispute resolution and arbitration Martin Provazník
Dispute resolution and arbitration Róbert Vrablica
Tax and customs Zuzana Chudáčková
Energy and utilities Roman Gašparík
Energy and utilities Jana Gálová
Environmental Zuzana Chudáčková
Healthcare and life science Dávid Oršula
Healthcare and life science Marek Laca
Data protection and privacy Zuzana Chudáčková
Data protection and privacy Katarína Babiaková
Data protection and privacy Nina Šťastná
Intellectual property Zuzana Chudáčková
Intellectual property Martin Provazník
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 Zuzana Chudáčková
Competition and state aid Martin Provazník
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Nina Šťastná  photo Ms Nina Šťastná Associate
 Katarína Babiaková photo Katarína Babiaková Senior Associate
Ms Zuzana Chudáčková  photo Ms Zuzana Chudáčková Attorney, Partner
Ms Jana Gálová  photo Ms Jana Gálová Associate
Mr Roman Gašparík  photo Mr Roman Gašparík Senior Associate
Ms Iva Hulmanová  photo Ms Iva Hulmanová Associate
Ms Marina Kapustina  photo Ms Marina Kapustina Junior Associate
Ms Ivana Kováčová  photo Ms Ivana Kováčová Senior Associate
Mr Marek Laca  photo Mr Marek Laca Associate
 Dávid Oršula photo Dávid Oršula Attorney, Partner, Licensed trustee
Mr Martin Provazník  photo Mr Martin Provazník Associated Partner
Ms Nicole Rysová  photo Ms Nicole Rysová Junior Associate
Ms Margareta Sovova  photo Ms Margareta Sovova Rechtsanwältin (attorney-at-law), managing partner
Ms Andrea Vancelová  photo Ms Andrea Vancelová Associate
Mr Róbert Vrablica  photo Mr Róbert Vrablica Associate
Number of lawyers worldwide : 130+
at this office : 15
Other offices : Hungary
Other offices : Belarus
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